McIlroy hits father with wayward shot at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Rory McIlroy had a tough day. It was a little tougher for his father. McIlroy hit his father with a wayward shot on the seventh hole in the opening round of the Masters on Thursday. McIlroy finished with a 4-over-par 76. He bogeyed three consecutive holes, Nos. 5-7, the last being the most painful. At least to his father, Gerry. McIlroy said he was aiming at his father, but didn’t intend for the result, a blow to the leg. “In fairness I was trying to turn it off,” McIlroy said of trying to shape his shot. “It was a perfect shot; it was dead straight. But I think he was OK. He di…

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