IT happens to the best of us, the old saying goes, and it rung true this morning when World No.1 Rory McIlroy topped his opening tee shot 100 yards.
The 25-year-old was playing in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship with his father, Gerry, and laughed off the embarrassing incident.
The Ryder Cup star was heard to say “at least I made it past the ladies’ tee” while those around him stifled their laughter.
McIlroy enjoyed himself during the Ryder Cup celebrations and was photographed topless, wearing a kilt which suggests he may have had a couple. It seems he may still be recovering.