In a recent interview with Rory McIlroy, the question of whether or not he’s ready to be golf’s newest superstar was presented. Without skipping a beat, Mr. McIlroy said yes. Now, here’s the part where I’m kind of on the fence about. He also said he would be wasting his time if he didn’t and there was some other stuff in there about this is his destiny blah blah blah. But I’m having a hard time figuring out if it’s ego driven or modesty.
Is Mr. McIlroy the next fairway pharaoh? Time will tell and although Tiger is not in his best form right now he did set the bar pretty high. Rory has some pretty big shoes to fill. Remember that Tiger single handedly caused a spike in all things golf when he was on top (no pun intended). If Rory thinks he’s the answer well like I said before, time will tell.
Is Rory McIlroy what golf needs right now? Possibly. I’m thinking golf needs something that hits more of its core audience. Oh I don’t know, maybe something along the lines of say Sports Illustrated swimsuit models that golf. Wait…what? They do!! Come on, you can’t be serious…and they are. Serious about the game that is.
Looking at the facts, a majority of golfers are more prone to show interest in these models that golf than Rory…sorry buddy. Numbers and demographics don’t lie. Considering the majority of hacks out there are male, chances are they would rather watch SI swimsuit models Kelly Rohrbach (who happened to play golf at Georgetown University) and Hannah Davis tee it up then a 25 year old golf phenom dude.
Either way, the point is that golf is undergoing a transition and there seems to be more recent interest in the game by a younger group. So, Mr. McIlroy, I wish you all the luck on your quest to securing the throne and if any of the SI models happen to be in the northeast and want to golf, hit us up.
Hit’em long…yell FORE!!!