The opening round of the 85th Masters was a disappointment for Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy – and a painful one for his father!
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Rory McIlroy struggled his way around Augusta National to lie four-over after 16 holes.
Much was expected of the 31-year-old who is seeking to win the green jacket to complete a ‘grand slam’ of all four majors.
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However, things got off to a bad start and he was already two-over for the tournament when he pulled his drive into the left-rough at the seventh hole.
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He then proceeded to flare his second shot out to the right.
To his credit he did yell “FORE” … but that didn’t stop the ball from hitting his dad Gerry flush on the left leg!
Rory McIlroy would go on to bogey the hole.
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