Rory McIlroy is having a torrid time for the time being, and never even his personal father can escape his errant golf photographs.
The Northern Irishman has had a disastrous opening spherical at The Masters, at the moment sitting 4 over par through 15 holes.
The golf icon’s quest to finish a grand slam of majors is already wanting bleak and he must turns issues spherical sharpish if he needs to make the minimize.
Extremely, McIlroy even hit his OWN FATHER with one in all his photographs throughout his first spherical at Augusta.
Gerry McIlroy was strolling in direction of the par-four inexperienced, hopeful of watching his son make a birdie after back-to-back bogeys on the fifth and sixth.
Nonetheless, as Rory tried to hook his strategy round a tree, he as an alternative sliced it and regardless of shouting “fore!”, hanging his father straight on the calf.
You may watch the incident, under….
McIlroy was already two over par when he pushed his strategy to the seventh gap to the precise of the inexperienced, the place it bounced and caught his father on the again of the leg.
The previous world primary had at the least shouted the standard warning of “Fore” and Gerry was capable of see the humorous aspect, joking with reporters: “I ought to ask for an autographed glove.”
McIlroy was unable to save lots of par on the seventh and, after carding his first birdie of the day on the par-five eighth, three-putted the following to achieve the flip in three over par.
The 31-year-old must win the Masters to finish a profession grand slam however has struggled for type not too long ago and has began consulting coach Pete Cowen on a proper foundation.
McIlroy’s final main title got here within the 2014 US PGA Championship and he’s and not using a win of any description since November 2019.