By Drake Weissman
When you are the #1 golfer in the world, you are held to certain expectations. For example, it is expected that you should contend in your tournaments and, you know, not suck at the sport of golf.
Rory McIlroy, commonly known as the Irish Eskimo, has raked in over $23 million in earnings, with 9 PGA titles and 39 top-ten finishe at the age of 25. As a result, he has earned his ranking as the world’s top golfer; however, this weekend’s results leave critics, including myself, wondering whether he is really fit for such a title.
At the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens in Florida, Rory had two sub-par rounds before being cut from competition. He scored a 73 and a 74, finishing 3 strokes behind the cutoff line of +4. A lot can be attributed to his atrocious start. By the end of his first 5 holes on Thursday, Rory had already reached 4 above par. In his second round, he encountered trouble in the middle holes instead of the early ones. From holes 6-10 alone, Rory was 4 over par. He only had one birdie on the day (which was followed up by 4 bogeys on the next 5 holes) and missed half of the fairways and half of the greens: simply unacceptable for the greatest in the world.
I would say “get it together, Rory, and to defend your throne at the top of the world,” but let’s be honest: who the hell cares about golf?