WATCH: Fans react as Rory McIlroy misses birdie chance during Irish Open

Rory Mcilroy's putting issues from day one followed him into his second round of the Irish open at Ballyliffin on Friday.

Having missed a plethora of gilt edged bidrie chances on Thursday - although he still posted a two-under round - a number of birdie opportunities went abegging as he began his second round, starting from the 10th teebox.

Here on his ninth hole of the round - the 18th - he came agonisingly close to improving his position overall.

Rory McIlroy during the first round of the Irish Open on Thursday

Rory McIlroy during the first round of the Irish Open on Thursday