A tradition unlike any other turned into a pain unlike any other for Rory McIlroy’s dad at The Masters on Thursday … ’cause the dude got drilled in the leg by one of his son’s wayward shots!!
The surreal moment all went down on the 7th hole of McIlroy’s opening round … when the golf superstar tried to bend a shot around a tree to hit the green from the rough.
The problem? McIlroy’s approach never turned — and it made a beeline right for his dad!!
Rory tried to give his pops a heads up … he shouted “Fore right!” as soon as the ball left his clubface — but it was too late, and just moments later, Gerry McIlroy’s poor calf ate the golf ball.
Gerry was seen limping shortly after the strike … but it seems he’s OK — ’cause he joked with reporters after the direct hit, “I should ask for an autographed glove.”
The shot sucks for both McIlroys … but Rory’s currently got some bigger issues on his hands — he’s +3 through 10 so far, and a possible missed cut seems to be on the horizon.
Rough day at the office for sure.