Nick Watney

Butch and Rory consistently inconsistent

Rory McIlroy bunkers his tee shot at the eighth - his lone bogey so far in the second round. Padraig Harrington might be right. Consistency is overrated. Just ask Butch Harmon, Rory McIlroy, Peter Lawrie or even Australia’s Andrew Dodt.

McIlroy quails on greens - then gets birthday present

Rory McIlroy lips out with his birde putt from two feet seven inches at the third. It was the first of numerous misses from short range. Picture: Eoin Clarke www.golffile.ieFor a while it looked like being the 24th birthday from hell. Then Phil “The Thrill” Mickelson and Nick Watney committed a series of blunders that threw the Wells Fargo Championship wide open and left Rory McIlroy - despite a horrific day on Quail Hollow’s poor greens - just three shots off the pace.