Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Rory Two Steps Away From Burning Irish Flags
This past weekend, U.S. Open champion (never knew that would be foreshadowing) Rory McIlroy mentioned that he wasn't a fan of golf tournaments that could be decided by weather, although he had grown up in Northern Ireland, where the weather makes Seattle people less depressed.
That was a tough thing to swallow. This? Even tougher.
McIlroy tweeted a picture of himself, Graeme McDowell and newly crowned Darren Clarke sucking back a few pints of Guinness in what appears to be some sort of celebration for the champion golfer of the year. That was fine. I like when they don't hold back with photos of themselves enjoying the finer things in life, and you'd be hard pressed to find a day I wouldn't turn down a cold pint of the black stuff, but that picture came with a message. A very disturbing message. One that makes you wonder if this curly-haired kid is really from where he says he is.
THE FIRST PINT OF GUINNESS?! What in the world is going on with this guy?
A month ago he was on top of the world. He won his first major, became an icon for the new age golfer, and was touring just about every venue possible. Now he's dissing UK weather, breaking up with hometown girlfriends, and reminding us that it takes a fellow Northern Irishman winning the biggest tournament in the world to allow him to try his island's most famous concoction?!
I don't really know what to say, but is it bad that a cold Guinness sounds great right about now? Hopefully I can finish it.