Rory & Tiger On Tonight Show
By Torleif Sorenson on 8/14/14
Perhaps Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show producers Josh Lieb and Gavin Purcell got the idea. Perhaps NBC had already tried to get two of golf's biggest stars on the show together, but each was busy after the PGA Championship. More than likely, we're guessing that Nike's marketing people decided to jump into action and force their two highest-profile golf endorsers to do it.
Whatever the case, Jimmy Fallon has announced that Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy will appear together on NBC's The Tonight Show on Monday, August 18.
Let's hope Fallon gets some show-prep time before then. This is because virtually everyone in golf knows to refer to Miguel Ángel Jiménez by his full name, but Fallon called him "Miguel A. Jimenez" during his Superlatives sketch on Monday night's episode.
While Fallon is not the worst or most-stilted chat show interviewer (David Letterman has held that title for many years), he still has some room for improvement in order to reach the level of Craig Ferguson. Interestingly, Ferguson is leaving CBS's The Late Late Show at the end of this year, making late-night television far less interesting.
And at least Jimmy Fallon enjoys playing golf...
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I believe Nike is announcing new blades on Monday. The two will be at liberty national golf club for a Nike event earlier that day.
Torleif Sorenson says:
We knew about the event at Liberty National, but I had not seen anything about new clubs when I posted the story. Great catch, GolfSmith7 — it makes sense.
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