Is there a bromance developing between Rory and Tiger?
By mustang6560 on 9/7/12
Following the first round of the BMW Championship, current world number one Rory McIlroy and former world number one Tiger Woods shared a very special moment — the pair did a joint post-round interview with Steve Sands.
Rory opened with an 8-under-par 64, which was one stroke better than Tiger's 7-under-par 65. But, even though Rory bested Tiger in the first round, Tiger was very complimentary of the young "kid".
"It's fun to play with him, and he's just an amazing talent," Woods said. "You watch him swing the club and watch him putt and play, he doesn't have a lot of weaknesses. You can see that, in the next decade or so, as he really matures and understands some of the nuances of the game, he's only going to get better, and that's kind of fun to see."Rory was equally respectful in his assessment of their first of two (and potentially more) rounds together.
"I've always enjoyed playing with Tiger, and every time we're paired up, we seem to have a good time.'The interview sparked an immediate discussion among the golf media — is there a bromance developing between Rory and Tiger? Regardless of their feelings for or toward each other, I can guarantee you that the golf media will do anything and everything in its power to fuel the bromance.
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Nathan, you are using that word again. What did I say about that.
oh geez. They are going to be at eachothers throats come ryder cup. Why shouldnt they get along? Rory would be wise to chum up and learn some shit from the GOAT.
they both can learn something from each other. Rory can learn new shots and how to close out tournaments while Tiger can learn from Rory how to handle the fans and media and how to be a normal human being.
Ben Smith 33 says:
he can't be a normal human being, you have to be human.
I think there's a genuine respect there. Over the years Tiger has seen many a would-be young challenger hoisted up by the golf world be it Charles Howell, Sergio, Adam Scott, Anthony Kim, Rickie Flower and so on, only to then fail to back up the hype. Young Roray has staked a big claim, he hasn't just won the big ones--he has put himself in the major championship record books and I don't think that is taken lightly by Woods.
I'm not familiar with some of the golfers you mention, Rickie Flower and Roray ?
Rickie Flower! Yes!
why did they play 3 somes saturday? were the crowds so big following Rory and Tiger that they had to split them up?
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