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The 31-year-old has had a torrid start to the competition, whichhe needs to win to complete a career grand slam.
Winning would also put an end a seven-year majorless and two-year tournament winless run.
McIlroy went round in 76 on his first round, leaving him four over and currently in joint 64th.
If he doesn't turn his form around it could be difficult to see the Northern Irishman making it past the cut and into the final days.
However, that wasn't the worst of it for the PGA Tour no. 4, with even his own father unable to escape from his errant shots.
Rory McIlroy hitting his dad on 7 is early candidate for shot of the tournament :joy: #TheMasters pic.twitter.com/QvRX2aB1UU
- The Plugged Lie (@PluggedLiePod) April 8, 2021
While Gerry McIlroy was walking towards the 7th green to watch his son try to salvage his round after two bogies on the holes before, his son Rory sliced an iron towards his dad, shouting "Fore!"
However, it wasn't enough of a warning, with the ball striking McIlroy senior on the calf. Luckily the elder McIlroy took it well, joking to reporters afterwards: "I should ask for an autographed glove."
Justin Rose has gone eagle-birdie-birdie to get to two under. #themasters pic.twitter.com/al08koCjRm
- The Masters (@TheMasters) April 8, 2021
Elsewhere on the course, Justin Rose, Hideki Matsuyama, and Brian Harman are in the lead of the competition, all on three under - although while the latter two are in the clubhouse, Brit Rose still has six holes to play through.
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