Bad bounces continue for McIlroy

Updated: July 20, 2012, 6:20 PM ET
By Bob Harig | ESPN.com

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England -- The kid Rory McIlroy nearly knocked out Thursday was gleaming Friday, standing behind the star golfer as he did interviews with a smile showing braces, the bump on his head mildly evident.

Jason Blue, 16, was in the right place at the wrong time in the first round of the Open Championship when McIlroy sent his tee shot soaring to the right of the 15th fairway at Royal Lytham & St. Annes. The ball hit Blue in the head, sending him to the ground, the ball ...

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