The Masters: Rory McIlroy hits his own father with a stubborn shot on the seventh | Golf news

A terrible start for Rory McIlroy on his first day at Augusta National, highlighted when he blocked his second to seventh and hit his own father in the leg!

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Rory McIlroy endured another torturous day at Augusta National, and even kicked his own father in the leg with a stray kick in the seventh, one of the many mistakes of the former world No. 1 in the first round.

Rory McIlroy endured another torturous day at Augusta National, and even kicked his own father in the leg with a stray kick in the seventh, one of the many mistakes of the former world No. 1 in the first round.

The difficult start of 85th Masters by Rory McIlroy was also painful for his father, who was hit in the leg by his son’s stray blow to the seventh hole.

After starting with four pariahs, McIlroy dropped targets on the fifth and sixth and then pulled the drive to the left of the fairway on the heavy seventh, but his brave attempt to score a green in two resulted only in a bruise for Father Gerry.

In an attempt to achieve a sweeping draw around the pines, McIlroy blocked the middle of his iron and clearly shouted “fore” as his ball swerved toward the patrons on the right, though warning shouts didn’t seem enough to warn his father.

Gerry McIlroy was walking towards the green when his son’s ball hit him in the side of the leg, but at least he didn’t divert it into deep trouble!

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“I should ask for a signature glove,” Gerry joked to reporters. McIlroy Jnr, however, was far from all smiles as he failed to get up and down and threw a third consecutive spook and, although he hit one in the long eight, dropped another shot in the ninth to turn 39 – three over par. .

It was even worse to follow the final nine, pulling his second into the pond to the left of the 11th green, then losing another ball in the water in the long 13th running a series of deflating six to slide to five over a pair for the tournament.

Watch the video above to see how McIlroy’s stray shot at seven hit his own father in the leg!

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