Rory McIlroy vs Pete Weber vs Chris Bruton
By Torleif Sorenson on 8/13/14
On Sunday evening, Rory McIlroy not only won the PGA Championship, but also caught the lid of the Rodman Wanamaker Trophy when PGA of American president Ted Bishop nearly dumped it on the ground:
We hasten to add that, even if the lid had fallen on the ground, it would not have shattered because it is solid silver.
But that reminded us of 1991, when Pete Weber won the BPAA U.S. Open bowling tournament. To celebrate in front of the audience, he hoisted the trophy over his head. Too bad that trophy-maker hired by BPAA failed to securely fasten the trophy to the base:
You could say that Weber had a smashing victory.
And then there is the Memorial Cup, the most important tournament in North American junior hockey. In 2008, the Spokane Chiefs won the championship at Kitchener Memorial Auditorium. It was bad enough that the Chiefs defeated the hometown Kitchener Rangers 4-1, but when Chiefs captain Chris Bruton hoisted the trophy, um...
Good thing that the original Memorial Cup remains safe and sound at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.
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Duke of Hazards says:
Totally. Weber's '91 BPAA U.S. Open trophy spill immediately popped into my head the other night How could we forget, right? That was one for the ages. Good thing we all stayed tuned in to the ending credits. Jeez, seems like only yesterday.
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