Rory McIlroy made a disastrous quadruple-bogey eight at the opening hole in front of his home fans at The Open at Royal Portrush.
"On the tee from Northern Ireland, Rory McIlroy!"— Sky Sports Golf (@SkySportsGolf) July 18, 2019
Huge roars on the first tee from the home fans, but it's a nervy start from the favourite!
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Nightmare start for Rory McIlroy— Sky Sports Golf (@SkySportsGolf) July 18, 2019
After going out of bounds off the tee, the favourite makes +4 on the opening hole
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McIlroy struck his first shot out of bounds - just as he did in his practice round on Wednesday - and then hit his provisional shot into the deep rough.
From there, McIlroy was back in the deep rough and after eventually finding the green, went on to miss a six-foot putt for triple to card a quadruple-bogey eight.
As it stands after McIlroy's opening hole, he is already seven strokes off the pace leaving himself plenty to ponder for the rest of his round.