Rory McIlroy shot hits fan, breaks her phone during abysmal round at the Open Championship

The Open Championship did not get off to a good start for Rory McIlroy on Thursday. 

The Northern Irish golfer was among the favorites to win heading into the action at Royal Portrush, but that dream quickly became a longshot after a quadruple-bogey on his first hole of the tournament. 

As if the score wasn't bad enough, McIlroy's errant tee shot to start the round went sailing into the crowd and struck a fan, breaking her cell phone in the process. The spectator, who McIlroy apologized to after the incident, was identified as 34-year-old Anna McKelvey

McIlroy, who won the Open in 2014, finished the day eight shots over.

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PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 18: Paul Casey of England hits his second shot on the fifth hole during the first round of the 148th Open Championship held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on July 18, 2019 in Portrush, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/R&A/R&A via Getty Images)
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 18: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays his shot from the sixth tee during the first round of the 148th Open Championship held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on July 18, 2019 in Portrush, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/R&A/R&A via Getty Images)
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 18: Brooks Koepka of the United States shelters under an umbrella with caddie, Ricky Elliot on the 3rd hole during the first round of the 148th Open Championship held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on July 18, 2019 in Portrush, United Kingdom. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
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PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 18: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays his shot from the fifth tee during the first round of the 148th Open Championship held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on July 18, 2019 in Portrush, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jan Kruger/R&A/R&A via Getty Images)
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 18: Xander Schauffele of the United States plays a shot on the 7th hole during the first round of the 148th Open Championship held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on July 18, 2019 in Portrush, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy reacts after missing a shot on then 5th green during the first round of the British Open Golf Championships at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland, Thursday, July 18, 2019.(AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
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