Monday, June 20, 2011

A Lion in the Tiger Pack


In a Tiger-less US Open the excitement level wasn’t waning. 22 year old Rory McIlroy proved that indeed, he was ready to close out a major after shooting 16 under over the four day tournament. During his press conference Rory tweeted a pic of his new hardware and I’m sure that there will be much more trophies to come.
With his confidence at an all time high and so many fans behind him, he already has to be the clear cut favorite for the British open. Heck, he would be half way to a grand slam if he wouldn’t have choked in the last round at Augusta. It appears that Rory is the real deal, however the question I have been pondering is, will he take Tigers place? After Tiger’s whole fiasco, you know, 9 iron to the Escalade, girlfriend 1, porn star 2, next door neighbor 3, Tiger has never been quite the same, his golf game has not been the same for that matter. Most importantly, golf has not been the same. Golf is a sport that thrives off of a super hero or a villain. Jordan never would not have become so popular if everyone loved him, a majority of his fame came because you loved to hate him. Same goes for Tiger, you either loved to see him beat the field by 15 strokes and fist pump in the face of competition, or you loved to see him fail which is exactly what he has been doing the past year – failing duh. So, with that super hero/villain vacant from golf right now, Rory couldn’t have picked a better time to shine. By showing his supremacy over the field this past weekend, Rory did not just gain experience and notch Major victory #1 in his belt, he became the new super hero, something golf was yearning for. He can now be called a Lion, a Lion who is ready to take on a Tiger if and when that Tiger returns.In a Tiger-less US Open the excitement level wasn’t waning. 22 year old Rory McIlroy proved that indeed, he was ready to close out a major after shooting 16 under over the four day tournament. During his press conference Rory tweeted a pic of his new hardware and I’m sure that there will be much more trophies to come. With his confidence at an all time high and so many fans behind him, he already has to be the clear cut favorite for the British open. Heck, he would be half way to a grand slam if he wouldn’t have choked in the last round at Augusta. It appears that Rory is the real deal, however the question I have been pondering is, will he take Tigers place? After Tiger’s whole fiasco, you know, 9 iron to the Escalade, girlfriend 1, porn star 2, next door neighbor 3, Tiger has never been quite the same, his golf game has not been the same for that matter. Most importantly, golf has not been the same. Golf is a sport that thrives off of a super hero or a villain. Jordan never would not have become so popular if everyone loved him, a majority of his fame came because you loved to hate him. Same goes for Tiger, you either loved to see him beat the field by 15 strokes and fist pump in the face of competition, or you loved to see him fail which is exactly what he has been doing the past year – failing duh. So, with that super hero/villain vacant from golf right now, Rory couldn’t have picked a better time to shine. By showing his supremacy over the field this past weekend, Rory did not just gain experience and notch Major victory #1 in his belt, he became the new super hero, something golf was yearning for. He can now be called a Lion, a Lion who is ready to take on a Tiger if and when that Tiger returns.

D the producer



No comments :

Post a Comment