Rory McIlroy rarely has played so well and had so little to show for it.
No matter what happens Friday in the Dell Technologies Match Play, McIlroy won't be around for the weekend. That's not unusual for this event. Four times when Match Play was single elimination, he didn't make it out of the second round.
But this week was as strange as it gets for the No. 2 player in the world.
He played 17 holes on Wednesday, most of them good. McIlroy was 4-under par and would have beaten most players in the opening round, except that Soren Kjeldsen closed with four straight birdies, the last one a pitching wedge that landed 2 inches from the cup on one of the toughest little...