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Spectator Borrows Rory McElroy's Golf Club And Swings It For Practice.
NORTH BERWICK Scotland

Spectator Borrows Rory McElroy's Golf Club And Swings It For Practice.


NORTH BERWICK, Scotland (AP) — A spectator was escorted off the Scottish Open course on Friday after stealing a club from Rory McIlroy's bag and swinging it a few times.

The incident occurred on the 10th tee at The Renaissance Club in North Berwick, where McIlroy was preparing to begin his second round.

A man was seen walking onto the tee, removing the head cover from McIlroy's driver, and then grabbing an iron from the bag, while McIlroy, a four-time major winner, looked on in amusement.

After passing the club to McIlroy's caddie, Harry Diamond, the man was eventually escorted off the tee by a security guard.

“At around 8 a.m. on Friday morning, a spectator entered the tenth tee area,” the European Tour said in a statement. “He was quickly escorted from the tee by security personnel, and the matter is now in the hands of Police Scotland.”

No. 1 and 3 in the world, Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas, were also on the tee as McIlroy's playing partners; no one was injured in the incident.

“The players laughed it off, saying they knew he wasn’t a golfer when they saw his grip,” David Wilson, a member of nearby club Kilspindie who posted the footage, said in The Scotsman newspaper.

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