Rory gets a 3-fer this week in the headlines department.
It's being reported that Rory is preparing for this week's HSBC Champions event with TaylorMade drivers and fairway woods in his practice rounds. Although it's much too early to go out on any limbs, I'm gonna wager a guess that he won't remain equipment sponsor-less very long. Rest assured that the two pressing issues are: money, and money. Although Adidas still has the for-sale sign hanging on the TaylorMade brand, there's not been much talk about potential buyers since the news broke they were selling several months ago. I find it interesting that McIlroy would wade the TaylorMade waters with so much uncertainty about the future of the company, so maybe there's an announcement coming sometime in the near future regarding new ownership.
You know you're a wealthy sonofabitch when $11 million posts into your bank account and you've yet to realize it. Apparently Rory got the word that his FedEx Cup lottery check had landed via his caddie, who texted Rory when his caddie-share of the take posted into his account. "A tsunami just hit my bank account, so thank you very much," the text read. When a tsunami hits my own bank account, it usually means my wife just went shopping.
And the last Rory news tidbit comes in the form of a backhanded compliment, to none other than Tiger. When asked why he thought Tiger was so dominant in the WGC events throughout his career, Rory quickly pointed out that Tiger has never really been a fast-starter in normal tour events, because obviously there is a cutline that has to be factored in. The WGC events, he added, have no cutline. "I think just from the get-go, you don't quite feel the pressure," he said. "Even though you shouldn't really be thinking about the cut or anything like that, but it is a little bit of a mental thing. But it takes weight off of you, and you can go and play just that little bit freer." Rory did try to soften the blow a bit at the end with saying that ultimately it was because he was the best player in the world, but still...
John Daly makes this week's news! Apparently in the ESPN 30 for 30 segment about Daly, he admits that he drank while playing golf. Which isn't necessarily news, really. I mean - it was fairly common back in the day when pro golfers looked more like pro bowlers, lots of guys were known to have chugged a few beers during tournament rounds. It would've been much more surprising to learn that he never drank while he played. Wasn't it just a few years back when Robert Garrigus admitted that he would occasionally go toke up in a nearby porta-potty mid-round to settle his nerves? That crickets chirping sound you hear is coming from Matt Every, who has nothing to say about this matter.
And finally... it appears that despite an overwhelming majority of ladies on the LPGA Tour who openly maintain that Donald Trump has had an enormously positive impact on the women's side of the pro game, the politicians really just don't give a rat's ass about what they think and believe the LPGA should boycott Trumps tournament venues at all costs.
Well, isn't that just special...
Food for thought: despite the sexist/racist nature of Bobby Jones, Clifford Roberts and many other founding members of Augusta National that existed for years (and probably still exists to some degree) why is there no sudden outcry coming from these horse's asses to boycott the Masters?
The short answer: Jones and Roberts are both dead and as a result neither are running for political office.
Remember, folks... hypocrisy isn't really hypocrisy if it's serving a political purpose.