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August 15, 2019

Rory McIlroy confused the heck out of a marshal by taking a ridiculous line off the tee

We've seen Rory McIlroy hit some prodigious drives through the years, but it was one that went unseen by a marshal on Thursday at Medinah that proved to be particularly entertaining.

During the opening round of the BMW Championship, the four-time major champ played his normal aggressive style. The line he took off the tee on the par-4 ninth, though. . . well, let's just say this isn't how the hole was meant to be played:

BOLD!

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But did you notice the best part? The marshal right at the end of the clip has NO clue where McIlroy's golf ball went.

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Not that we blame him. That was absolutely ridiculous. So was the fact that Rory averaged 320.9 yards per tee shot on his front nine:

The drive on No. 9 just clipped that number at 325 yards, but unfortunately, McIlroy wound up settling for par.

McIlroy entered the second of three PGA Tour postseason events ranked No. 3 in the FedEx Cup standings with the leader following next week's Tour Championship earning a $15 million bonus. So while Rory is driving for show, he's putting—and driving—for a LOT of dough.

Regardless, if you're at Medinah, keep your head on a swivel. There's no telling where Rory will take aim next.


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