Video: Rory McIlroy caps off nightmare first day at the Masters after hitting his father with a wayward shot

Rory McIlroy had a first-round to forget at the Masters, one which was capped off by him striking his own father with a golf ball.

The four-time major winner, who has never won the Masters and worn the famous green jacket, doesn’t look as though he’s going to be doing it any time soon, having endured a nightmare first day at the tournament.

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One moment which epitomised just how much of a rotten first round the Northern Irishman was enduring was when McIlroy somehow managed to strike his own father direct-impact on the leg.

Considering it was a wayward shot, one which did McIlroy no favours, its actually hugely impressive that he’s managed to hit his own dad from such a distance.

See for yourself.

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McIlroy’s dad will probably have been left with a bruise after the incident, but one no bigger than was inflicted upon his son’s ego after the poor day that he suffered through on Thursday.

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