Rory McIlroy Tees Off Burj Al Arab Hotel
By mustang6560 on 12/22/11
Man, professional golfers get to do some really cool things. Case in point, Rory McIlroy hitting golf balls from the helipad of Dubai's Burj Al Arab Hotel (see photos). I know Rory was simply fulfilling his sponsorship obligations with Jumeirah Resorts, but how many people get to say they had a chance to hit golf balls off of one of the coolest (if not the coolest) buildings in the world?
Tiger Woods and tennis stars Roger Federer and Andre Agassi also got to experience the feeling of playing their respective sports 700 feet above ground. I bet it's a little nerve racking to look over the edge of the helipad to see there is not much separating you from the beach below.
The point of the PR stunt was to film a new commercial for Jumeirah, and here it is!
photo by zzazazz
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Misleading Headlines!!! He is hitting bunkershots.. I was hoping for the driver being ripped off the top..
Torleif Sorenson says:
Now THAT'S what I call an "elevated green." :-P
I want to see the approach shot that landed him in that bunker, now that would be impressive.
Tiger hit driver from there, didn't he?
The "Stay Different" tag line sounds like a clunky English translation.
Holy crap! That is a cool hotel! He should hit his driver on the beach.
Yeah, I would love to see them set up a green or target on the beach instead of hitting into oblivion.
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