Rory McIlroy is having a rough Round 1 at The Masters, but there was one shot that really stood out.
While attempting an approach shot on the 7th hole at Augusta National, McIlroy cracked an off-target shot that drilled his father right in the leg.
McIlroy was attempting to curve the ball around a tree, but it definitely didn’t go as planned.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) April 8, 2021
Juuuuuust a little far right.
Hey, at least they got to share another Masters moment together.
And don’t worry, Gerry McIlroy was just fine after getting cracked by one of his son’s errant shots. In fact, he was making his way to the next hole laughing off the situation.
Was standing on No. 7 when Rory flared one out to the right and hit his dad in the leg. As he limped away, laughing, he looked over at us and said, "I should ask for an autographed glove."
— Kyle Porter (@KylePorterCBS) April 8, 2021
Unfortunately for McIlroy, he had a rough first round of the tournament with a disappointing +4.
We’ll have to see if he can turn things around when he returns to the course on Friday morning.