Rory McIlroy loves exploring new parts of Augusta National Golf Club. He famously pull-hooked one off the course on No. 10 when he was in the final Sunday group in 2011, the start of his great unraveling that year. The ball came to rest around some cabins in the woods deep off the 10th fairway, an area on the grounds most golfers and media didn't know existed. It lead to this iconic photo.
On Friday at the Masters, Rory again went off the tracks at the difficult par-4 fourth hole. I'm not sure whether he had the wrong club or what, but McIlroy completely airmailed the green and sent his ball bounding through the next tee area. It's a really long par-3, so it's not crazy that someone takes too much club and rockets his shot through the entire area around the green. Adam Scott, however, was going through his pre-shot routine when the ball came whizzing past his back.
It could have been worse for Adam, as we already saw one player have an intruding ball land on his tee in the middle of his swing today. McIlroy's ball ended up against a fence on the property, and we have another memorable photo comparable to the one from 2011.
He took an unplayable lie, went back to the tee and made a double bogey.