Rory McIlroy had just chipped on the 17th green at the Frys.com Open when a golf ball came whizzing by his head, missing him by a matter of inches.
The scary incident took place on the drivable 296 yard, par-4 hole. Emiliano Grillo was the culprit who hit his tee shot thinking the green was clear.
Because the hole was playing short, groups were waving players up from the green. And that’s what Grillo thought had occurred in this instance, although apparently McIlroy was unaware.
Watch this. Rory McIlroy almost hit by Emiliano Grillo’s tee shot. pic.twitter.com/Y1nY16KPRV
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Glad Rory could see the funny side as he joked about it afterward.
“Missed me by a couple of inches,” he said. “Would’ve put me out of my misery, to be honest with you.”