British Open: Rory McIlroy’s opening shot breaks woman’s cell phone

/ 10:00 PM July 18, 2019
Rory McIlroy

Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy looks up after playing out of the long rough on the 1st hole during the first round of the British Open Golf Championships at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland, Thursday, July 18, 2019.(AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland—Rory McIlroy’s opening tee shot in the British Open hit a woman out of bounds and broke a cell phone in her pocket.

The R&A said a 34-year-old woman from Northern Ireland was standing along the side of the first fairway when she was hit by the errant shot.


McIlroy had to take a provisional tee shot and ended up with a quadruple-bogey 8 on the first hole.


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