WATCH: Rory McIlroy despondent after missing cut at USPGA Championship

McIlroy finished on three over par

The last place Rory McIlroy wanted to be was in front of the press after yesterday missing the cut at the USPGA Championship and he lamented his "pathetic" putting as one of the reasons behind his early exit from the tournament.

The Holywood golfer shot a second round 69 but it wasn't enough to see him through to the weekend's action. 

Speaking after his round, the 27-year-old found it difficult to hide his disappointment.

"I’m trying to concentrate on myself. I knew Jason was having a good round and putting well and hitting good shots," he told reporters afterwards."

When asked if he had seen any progress on his putting after spending extra time on the greens on Thursday he simply replied: "Not really".

"I was trying to focus on myself and focus on hitting good putts and obviously give myself plenty of chances. Tee to green was good, I'm just pathetic when I get onto the green."