Golf

McIlroy hits spectator on head

2012-07-19 20:04
Jason Blue, after being struck on the head (AP)

Lytham - Rory McIlroy's errant drive struck a teenage spectator on the head in the first round at the Open Championship on Thursday, leading to the Northern Irishman making double-bogey to drop off the leaderboard.

McIlroy's tee shot at No 15 went way left, hitting a 16-year-old kid from Bristol, England, called Jason Blue and leaving him dazed on the ground. After his head was bandaged up, Blue received a signed glove from the world's second-ranked player.

The ball ended up out of bounds next to a portable trailer, and McIlroy had to take a one-stroke penalty and tee off again. He made a 6 to slip to 1-under, five shots behind leader Adam Scott.

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