The spectator? Gerry McIlroy, Rory’s father.
“That was your dad you hit?” Rory’s caddie said.
“si!” McIlroy responded.
Gerry was surprised that the golf ball hit him, but it looked as if he was fine. In seguito, as Gerry limped away, he made a joke about Rory’s shot.
“I should ask for an autographed glove,” Gerry said.
Rory Mcllroy, who is still trying to win at Augusta to complete the career Grand Slam, wasn’t at his best on Thursday. He struggled to a 76, finishing four over par.