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Watch: Over Eager Fan Attempts To Pick Up Rory McIlroy's Ball

Watch: Over Eager Fan Attempts To Pick Up Rory McIlroy's Ball
Colman Stanley
By Colman Stanley
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Rory McIlroy is currently competing in his first tournament since the Masters, at the Wells Fargo Championship in Quail Hollow.

McIlroy's return has been disappointing, and he finds himself on one under par and in a tie for 51st after three rounds, nine shots off the leader Wyndham Clark.

Shane Lowry has missed the cut at the event, but Seamus Power is going strong and is in a tie for 12th.

Perhaps the most interesting incident in McIlroy's round came when a fan sprinted towards his ball, which had been hit wayward and beyond the gallery ropes, and bent down to pick it up.

Thankfully course stewards were at hand and immediately diffused the situation and made sure that the over eager spectator didn't cause any more nuisance.

Fan Tries To Pick Up Rory McIlroy's Ball

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McIlroy came under fire for skipping the recent RBC Heritage tournament, a PGA Tour designated event and a tournament that he had committed to.


However, he explained his reasoning and put it down to fatigue.

"Obviously, after the disappointment of Augusta, and it's been a pretty taxing 12 months mentally, so it was nice to just try to disconnect and get away from it.

"It's nice to come back and feel refreshed and I think we're on a pretty busy run from here until the Playoffs so I'm excited to get going.


"I think I'm in a better headspace than I was, that run up to Augusta is always a stressful enough couple of weeks making sure everything is in the right order and your game is in good shape...

"I wasn't gassed because of the golf, I was gassed because of everything that we've had to deal with in the golf world over the past 12 months and being right in the middle of it and being in that decision-making process.

"I've always thought I've had a good handle on the perspective of things and where golf fits within my life, but I think over the last 12 months I'd lost sight of that, lost sight of the fact that there's more to life than the golf world and this silly little squabble that's going on between tours.


"And I think once I disconnected from it a little bit, I could see things a little clearer and where everything fits. I guess that was a good reset."

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