If you’re going to hit someone in the crowd at The Masters, it may as well be someone you know.
Coming off two consecutive bogeys, Rory McIlroy found the left-hand rough with his tee shot at the par-4 11th during the opening round of the 2021 Masters.
Attempting to draw the ball back onto the green, McIlroy’s shot went a little straighter than he intended striking a patron on the leg.
It turns out that patron was McIlroy’s father who seemed to shrug off the incident like he’s had it happen to him before.
McIlroy chipped up and two-putted for a third consecutive bogey, eventually finishing the day at 4-over par.