Rory drops in
Published 15/08/2011 | 05:00
RORY McILROY caused a kerfuffle for visitors to the Wanamaker Pavilion behind the ninth green yesterday when his escape from a bunker wound up under one of the tables. Guests were delighted when the US Open champion leaned over the picket fence to look for his ball.
"Well, hi there," boomed a huge PGA-type in a blazer. "How's your week going?" McIlroy's tone said it all as he replied: "Aw, fantastic."
He'd already slipped to 10-over for the tournament at that point. The diners cleared the area hoping he'd take on the shot out of the eating area and over a TV tower. They sighed in disappointment when he elected for a free drop instead.