Rory McIlroy missed the cut at the Scottish Open on Friday to round off a difficult day for the Northern Irishman after a spectator ran onto the course to take a club from his bag before he teed off.
McIlroy was waiting to get his round under way at the Renaissance Club in North Berwick alongside US Open champion Jon Rahm and American Justin Thomas.
Footage on social media showed a man walk onto the tee, take a head cover off McIlroy’s driver and then grab an iron from the bag as the former world number one looked on in bemusement.
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“I was surprised. Everyone saw what happened on TV,” McIlroy said.
“It was handled efficiently and everything was OK. I had no idea who it was.”
McIlroy went on to shoot a level-par round of 71, but one under for his opening two rounds was not enough to…