Fan ejected after swiping one in every of McIlroy’s golf equipment
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A fan was ejected from the Scottish Open on Friday morning after eradicating a membership from Rory McIlroy’s bag.
The spectator walked as much as McIlroy on the tenth tee on the European Tour occasion, at The Renaissance Membership in North Berwick, earlier than eradicating a membership from the Northern Irishman’s bag.
McIlroy and his caddie appeared on in confusion on the spectator, who was taken away by safety quickly after.
“I used to be stunned. Everybody noticed what occurred on TV,” McIlroy mentioned when requested in regards to the incident. “It was dealt with effectively and every little thing was OK. I had no thought who it was.”
“Me and Rory did not say something,” added Jon Rahm, who set the early clubhouse goal with a 65 to go 11-under total on day two. “He was holding a 6-iron and I did not need to get harm.
“It did not put anybody off. If something, it put a smile on our faces. It will likely be a reasonably good story to inform sooner or later.”
A spokesperson for Police Scotland says a 35-year-old man has been taken to a hospital in Edinburgh and that an investigation continues.
That is loopy, man simply walks up and lifts membership and headvover off Rory on tee field. Taken away by safety right away 🤷♂️ #RoryMcIlroy pic.twitter.com/nWDgxlqVJ6
— Irish Golfer Journal (@IrishGolferMag) July 9, 2021
McIlroy carded a 70 within the opening spherical of the match to sit down 6 photographs again from in a single day chief Jack Senior of England.
The four-time main winner will play within the 149th Open at Royal St. George’s, which begins Thursday, with organizers planning to confess 32,000 spectators per day. Final 12 months’s Open was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.