You remember that famous video where a 2-year-old Tiger Woods plays golf on the Mike Douglas Show, right? Now, Rory McIlroy has his own equivalent. Here, McIlroy, all of 9 years old, demonstrates the kind of pinpoint golf skills that would serve him so well at Congressional 12 years later:
Apparently McIlroy used to practice his chipping by hitting balls in his parents' house and aiming at the washing machine. That scuttles the USGA's plans to make next year's Open harder by placing kitchen appliances at random locations on the course.
This was on something called "The Kelly Show," and host Gerry Kelly had a prescient quote: "The Americans have Tiger Woods. We have young Rory and, believe you me, this boy can hit a ball." We believe you, dude. We do.
Oh, and that video is from 1999. Yes, 1999. You are old.
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