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Rory McIlroy: What’s in the bag?

That was fun. When Tiger missed the cut, I didn’t think I would care much about the PGA Championship. It was sad Tiger missing the cut, too, because the last time this event was at Valhalla Golf Club, I was there. In 2000 Tiger battled Bob May in a playoff, and I was there the entire time. I was actually a volunteer that week, and spent Sunday just walking around following Tiger. I wasn’t in Louisville this year, but Tiger played like crap and didn’t make the cut. I actually played golf this weekend, playing The Phoencian on Saturday and Las Sendas Golf Club on Sunday. We teed off early on Sunday, so I was able to make it home in time to see the final few holes.

Phil Mickelson was there. Rickie Fowler, too. Heck, even Ernie Els made a run at it. But it was Rory McIlroy that was able to seal the deal on Sunday night. It was dark when he finished… It didn’t appear that way on TV, but trust me. It was dark. Anyway, Rory had a two shot lead, and would end up making par from a greenside bunker to win. I was pulling for Rickie… Not because we have the same name (even though he spells it wrong) but because he played so well this year in the majors. Granted, Rory won the last two, but Rickie finished in the top five in all four majors this year. It is only a matter of time before he wins one.

Even though Tiger missed the cut, I am sure the guys over at Nike are all smiles. I mean, Rory has won three events in a row, including two major championships. He has done it playing Nike golf clubs, wearing Nike shirts, hats, belts and shoes… He was probably wearing Nike socks. He is Nike from head to toe. Here is a complete list of what Rory was playing on Sunday:

Driver: Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour (Mitsubishi Kuro Kage XTS 70x), 8.5°
3-wood: Nike VRS Covert 2.0, 15°
5-wood: Nike VRS Covert, 19°
Irons (4-9): Nike VR Pro Blade; (PW): Nike VR Forged
Wedges: Nike VR Forged (52°, 56°, 59°)
Putter: Nike Method 006
Ball: Nike RZN Black

I told you he was Nike from head to toe. What is next for Rory? Chances are a lot of birdies and more wins. Rory has already won four major championships and he is only 25 years old. The sky is the limit for this kid, and he makes golf exciting. Not as exciting as Tiger… But I need someone to root for.

Do you really care what Rory is wearing? I do!

The PGA Championship is this week at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky. This event means a lot to me, as I was there when Tiger won the PGA Championship beating Bob May in a playoff. Funny story… My arm is on the cover of Sports Illustrated. I will save that story for another blog post. Anyway, the PGA Championship is this week. As of writing this blog post, I am not even sure Tiger is playing. Again… Another blog post. I am more concerned with what Rory McIlroy and Jason Day will be wearing this week. I am talking about apparel scripts!

Tony Korologos writes for Hooked On Golf Blog, and is active in the Google+ golf community. He likes to make fun of these… But I like them. I mean, imagine being on TOUR and having someone pick out what you are going to wear for the week. You don’t have to worry about it! This week Rory will be wearing grey pants on Thursday, white pants and a yellow billed hat on Thursday, and a white hat, white pants… White belt on Sunday! Man, I LOVE the white belt. Anyway, I think it is really cool to see what guys are going to be wearing during the week.

Look. Here is what Rory is wearing this week.

Rory McIlroy

I like watching reality TV shows on Netflix. Maybe someone should produce a reality TV show called “Life On Tour” and feature guys like Rory and Tiger and what their life is like on TOUR. From getting to and from the hotel to what they wear and their clubs showing up on time… The logistics are incredible. Earlier this year, during the Waste Management Phoenix Open I saw Justin Leonard at Whole Foods. He was on the phone, but I held the door open for him. He was wearing a green shirt. I wonder if that was on his apparel script. Ha!

What are your thoughts on these? Do you like knowing what golfers are going to be wearing every week?