News & ToursMarch 6, 2015

Rory hits a bad shot, loses temper, throws his club in the water

After ripping his drive down the fairway on Doral's par-5 8th, Rory hit a bad second shot into water and sentenced his 3-iron to death by drowning. He went on to make bogey on the hole, which dropped him to one-over for the tournament.

Don't take our word for it:

It brings to mind the famous Tommy Bolt photograph, who was renowned for his bad temper.

"If you're going to throw a club it is important to throw it ahead of you," he once said, "down the fairway, so you don't have to waste energy going back to pick it up."

People watching the action on Twitter, as you might expect, were pretty shocked by the whole thing.

Rory McIlroy just hit the ball in the water, then helicoptered his club into the lake. The Blue Monster claims another victim.

— Justin Ray (@JustinRayGC) March 6, 2015

UMMMM… Rory just threw a club in the water….

— Benjamin Everill (@beneverill) March 6, 2015

Holy guacamole, @PGA_rorymcilroy just Tommy Bolted an iron into Doral #8's lake. Vine it up baby!

— Geoff Shackelford (@GeoffShac) March 6, 2015

People would want him kicked off the tour. RT @jharris89: @AlexMyers3 imagine the freakout had that been Tiger...

— Alex Myers (@AlexMyers3) March 6, 2015

Rory behaving like a normal person closely followed by a succession of tut-tuts on Twitter from a succession of golf journalists....😀

— John Huggan (@johnhuggan) March 6, 2015

Rory McIlroy throwing a club in the water: http://t.co/IFKHtKuZ6A Vs. Tommy Bolt throwing a club: http://t.co/AWDMEg2wIc Advantage: Bolt

— Mike O'Malley (@GD_MikeO) March 6, 2015 In any case, if you're looking for some more uplifting Rory news, check out this infrared video of his golf swing.

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