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Fore, father! Rory McIlroy whacks his dad with errant shot at Masters

Rory McIlroy reacts after missing a putt on the 13th green during the first round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club.

Rory McIlroy reacts after lacking a putt on the thirteenth inexperienced in the course of the first spherical of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club.
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It was a shot in contrast to some other.

On an errant strategy at No. 7, Rory McIlroy shanked one proper and hit his father, Gerry, on his leg. First of all, ouch. Second of all, wait… who? 

Of all of the folks within the restricted capability crowd on this 345-acre course… that’s the particular person McIlroy hits? I assume this match is a convention in contrast to some other?

On the reside broadcast, ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt confirmed the shot did, actually, hit Mr. McIlroy. Additional audio additionally recorded Rory saying he hit his dad.

After the miss-hit, McIlroy’s caddie and childhood greatest buddy, Harry Diamond, requested, “That was your dad you hit?”

“Yeah!” the golfer responded.

There have been a number of defining father/son moments at the Masters. Who can overlook Earl Woods embracing his younger son, Tiger, after he gained in 1997? And what about 22 years later when Tiger hugged his son after successful his first main in over a decade?

This second on gap seven may not be as emotional or historic … but it surely’s one the McIlroy’s (or us followers) gained’t overlook anytime quickly.

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