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Remember when Rory McIlroy shot a 62 to win Quail Hollow?

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

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Here at Eye on Golf we sometimes like to look back at unique, memorable moments from past tournaments. This is one of those.

It's a strange thing to watch now. The 2010 version of Rory McIlroy, a little chubbier but with that same blessed swing, dropping a 62 at the Wells Fargo Invitational to beat Phil Mickelson by four for his first PGA Tour win.

It was a statement of a round. A punctuation mark on McIlroy's arrival to the golf world. Out in 32, in in 30. An exhilirating, improbable tally with a closing putt that was preposterous.

His card was stunning:

Gary Van Sickle of Sports Illustrated wrote this about it:

"Will this someday be considered a turning point of bigger proportions, a crossroads in the careers of three historically important players? It will be years before we know for sure. Just file away the final image of Rors pouring in that unlikely putt at the 72nd hole and then punching the air with his right arm. It did, as Feherty said, remind you of somebody."

And it would be sweet if McIlroy could recapture that magic this weekend at Quail Hollow. Sweet and needed by a PGA Tour that's lacked a ripple across the sports world that's always been there with Tiger Woods.

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