Rory McIlroy struggled all through his first spherical at Augusta Nationwide on Thursday and entered the clubhouse with an unpleasant 4-over 76. However McIlroy did have one stroke of excellent luck.
McIlroy’s errant shot on the par-4 seventh was flying deep into the tough till it struck a patron within the leg. And it wasn’t simply any Masters attendee that interfered with the shot. The ball bounced off of McIlroy’s dad, trickling away to a comparatively secure spot.
McIlroy’s assistance on seventh did not essentially save his spherical. He enters Friday at least seven pictures off the lead, needing a major rally to contend for the inexperienced jacket on Sunday.
McIlroy registered fifth-place finishes at Augusta in 2018 and 2020. e has by no means gained The Masters in 12 appearances.
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