Rory McIlroy nearly takes out Adam Scott with wild shot, explores new parts of Augusta

A wild tee ball from Rory McIroy just misses Adam Scott on the next tee, and the Northern Irishman goes wandering in the woods again at Augusta.

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.

Rory_2011_medium

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.

Rorywild_medium

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.

20140411141915

He took an unplayable lie, went back to the tee and made a double bogey.

More from SBNation.com

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.