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Fans Come To Rory McIlroy's Rescue On First Hole At The Irish Open

Fans Come To Rory McIlroy's Rescue On First Hole At The Irish Open
By Colman Stanley Updated
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Rory McIlroy finds himself in the top 10 of the Irish Open, with a few holes left during his first round.

The K Club was the site of McIlroy's only Irish Open win, back in 2016, with many backing him to repeat the feat this weekend.

However, his round got off to a strange and potentially derailing start, when he could not find his ball in heavy rough.

Thankfully a group of fans knew where the ball had landed, and one of them was asked to come over the other side of the rope and point it out for McIlroy and his caddie.

You can watch the charming video of the incident below, which happened to be posted by jockey Fran Berry.

Rory McIlroy Thankful For Fans Help At Irish Open


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This year's Irish Open has one of its most stacked fields in years, with Rory McIlroy's return huge for the event.


Yesterday, the world no.2 discussed the tournament's change of date, and why it suits himself and some of the other top payers.

"I have before. I felt pressure to turn up but at the end of the day I can only do what I think is right for myself. But I certainly think by having the tournament at this time of the year it will be likelier that I will come back to play in September.

"I thought, again, the July date was okay, but I think this date for most Europeans just works, depending what's happened with the FedExCup schedule and how deep guys go, but certainly, I think it works for Shane and for myself and for Seamus, at least for the top Irish players that the crowd come to watch.


"We've got some really good players here, which is good for the tournament."

SEE ALSO: David Clifford Pulls Off Stunning McIlroy-Esque Shot At Irish Open Pro-Am

Photos: Conor Moore/Sportsfile


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