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.