All about putting potential for McIlroy

Updated: May 1, 2014, 8:06 PM ET
By Bob Harig | ESPN.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A PGA Tour pro for more than two years, Sweden's Jonas Blixt has two victories and -- after a runner-up finish at the Masters -- two top-four results in major championships.

But until Thursday at Quail Hollow, Blixt had never played with Rory McIlroy.

"He hit it further than I thought; he hits it really far," Blixt said. "He hit some really long drives."

Perhaps we take it for granted.

McIlroy, who turns ...

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