Golf: Seven-over McIlroy set to miss cut at Honda Classic

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays his tee shot on the fifth hole during the second round of the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, on Feb 27, 2015. -- PHOTO: AFP
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays his tee shot on the fifth hole during the second round of the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, on Feb 27, 2015. -- PHOTO: AFP

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida (REUTERS) - World No. 1 Rory McIlroy was set to miss the cut at the Honda Classic after shooting a four-over 74 in his second round on Friday to leave him seven over-par for the tournament.

Heavy rain leading to standing water on the greens caused delays of over two hours on Friday morning but when play did resume, McIlroy found it hard going.

The Northern Irishman bogeyed his first hole, the par-4 10th, and then made another bogey after finding water on the 18th.

After a birdie on the par-3 fifth hole he closed out his round with three bogeys from the last four holes.

The cut is projected for three over-par.

McIlroy has not missed a cut since the Irish Open in June 2014.

McIlroy been in outstanding form, finishing in the top two in five of his last six tournaments including victory in Dubai earlier this month.

Overnight leader Jim Herman, the journeyman American who shot a 65 on Thursday, was scheduled to start later in the day.