Rory McIlroy had finished his round he was leading by two strokes. McIlroy has to continue his success over the coming days however. He's currently holding the tournament's top spot by at least three strokes. So what does 21-year old Rory McIlroy do on Wednesday night before the Masters starts? When someone asked if they were running pass patterns, McIlroy admitted he didn't know what that meant. McIlroy said he's gotten more interested in the NFL and can throw a spiral, which isn't surprising since he's a capable rugby player. With three buddies from Northern Ireland in town with him rather than his parents, McIlroy and his mates went to a local mall and bought a football. Not a soccer ball, an American football.
Then they went back to their rented house and threw the ball in the street until about 9 p.m.The 21-year-old Northern Ireland native finished the first round at Augusta with a staggering 65, 7 under par. when a woman who lives in the neighborhood asked them if they would take it down to an empty lot at the end of the street. There wasn't enough light there so McIlroy and his boys retreated back into their house.