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(ESPN)   Rory McIlroy's father and some of his friends have 200,000 reasons to be cheering for his son tomorrow as a 10 year old bet he made is about to pay off   (espn.go.com) divider line 26
    More: Unlikely, Gerry McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, U.S. Open, Rory McIlroy, PGA Championship, Northern Irishman, British pound  
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2319 clicks; posted to Sports » on 19 Jul 2014 at 9:07 PM (41 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-07-19 08:01:21 PM  
500-1 odds for a 15 year old?  David Duval's odds were 1000-1, and he's actually done it before.
 
2014-07-19 09:13:59 PM  
Take Da points.
 
2014-07-19 09:21:39 PM  
Considering Rory actually got past his usual Horrible Friday problems this week (he's something like 15-over-par cumulatively on Fridays this year), his dad actually has a pretty good chance of actually collecting on that bet (especially considering that Royal Liverpool is playing more like a regular US PGA Tour course than a British Open course this year).
 
2014-07-19 09:41:44 PM  
So a win tomorrow leaves him one green jacket short of the grand slam at 25? That's actually pretty ridiculous. Tiger skewed the media's(also casual fans') expectations and understanding of competitive golf
 
2014-07-19 09:47:17 PM  

dookdookdook: 500-1 odds for a 15 year old?  David Duval's odds were 1000-1, and he's actually done it before.


Yea, those odds seem kinda low for an insanely speculative bet like that.  Even if the kid has all the talent in the world, there are so many factors that can derail a career and winning a major is very, very, difficult.
 
2014-07-19 09:49:36 PM  

dugitman: So a win tomorrow leaves him one green jacket short of the grand slam at 25? That's actually pretty ridiculous. Tiger skewed the media's(also casual fans') expectations and understanding of competitive golf


Mr. Woods is currently 19 shots back.
 
2014-07-19 09:54:29 PM  

2wolves: dugitman: So a win tomorrow leaves him one green jacket short of the grand slam at 25? That's actually pretty ridiculous. Tiger skewed the media's(also casual fans') expectations and understanding of competitive golf

Mr. Woods is currently 19 shots back.


Yes, but that's not important right now.
 
2014-07-19 10:32:41 PM  

2wolves: dugitman: So a win tomorrow leaves him one green jacket short of the grand slam at 25? That's actually pretty ridiculous. Tiger skewed the media's(also casual fans') expectations and understanding of competitive golf

Mr. Woods is currently 19 shots back.


You're right. That completely negates his years of insane dominance.
 
2014-07-19 10:48:23 PM  

inclemency: 2wolves: dugitman: So a win tomorrow leaves him one green jacket short of the grand slam at 25? That's actually pretty ridiculous. Tiger skewed the media's(also casual fans') expectations and understanding of competitive golf

Mr. Woods is currently 19 shots back.

You're right. That completely negates his years of insane dominance.


No, the infidelity did that....
 
2014-07-19 10:49:21 PM  

inclemency: 2wolves: dugitman: So a win tomorrow leaves him one green jacket short of the grand slam at 25? That's actually pretty ridiculous. Tiger skewed the media's(also casual fans') expectations and understanding of competitive golf

Mr. Woods is currently 19 shots back.

You're right. That completely negates his years of insane dominance.

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limpball is tiggers only lust other than the waffle house waitresses
skewed or soon to be -- lmfao

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2014-07-19 11:09:18 PM  

Daedalus27: inclemency: 2wolves: dugitman: So a win tomorrow leaves him one green jacket short of the grand slam at 25? That's actually pretty ridiculous. Tiger skewed the media's(also casual fans') expectations and understanding of competitive golf

Mr. Woods is currently 19 shots back.

You're right. That completely negates his years of insane dominance.

No, the infidelity did that....


No, the disproportionate media shiatstorm following the revelation of his infidelity did that.
 
2014-07-19 11:46:52 PM  
Too bad he blew what, 2 years banging Crazniacki?
 
2014-07-19 11:56:41 PM  

Daedalus27: inclemency: 2wolves: dugitman: So a win tomorrow leaves him one green jacket short of the grand slam at 25? That's actually pretty ridiculous. Tiger skewed the media's(also casual fans') expectations and understanding of competitive golf

Mr. Woods is currently 19 shots back.

You're right. That completely negates his years of insane dominance.

No, the infidelity did that....


I disagree. As someone with no interest in his legacy aside from recognizing his near unparalleled dominance in golf over a long period of time I feel compelled to say that his infidelity has very little to do with his golfing.

He can FOAD for all I care but the man can/could golf. Get back to me/him/the golf community (of which I'm not a part) when McIlroy comes anywhere near matching his achievements of longevity.
 
2014-07-20 12:24:56 AM  

dookdookdook: 500-1 odds for a 15 year old?  David Duval's odds were 1000-1, and he's actually done it before.


But there was the pesky detail that Duval was only there to commentate for ESPN...
 
2014-07-20 12:25:38 AM  

IlGreven: dookdookdook: 500-1 odds for a 15 year old?  David Duval's odds were 1000-1, and he's actually done it before.

But there was the pesky detail that Duval was only there to commentate for ESPN...


...and of course my leaderboard skills fail, and I realize just as I hit send...Preview's there for a reason, you dolt...
 
2014-07-20 01:24:15 AM  

doofusss: inclemency: 2wolves: dugitman: So a win tomorrow leaves him one green jacket short of the grand slam at 25? That's actually pretty ridiculous. Tiger skewed the media's(also casual fans') expectations and understanding of competitive golf

Mr. Woods is currently 19 shots back.

You're right. That completely negates his years of insane dominance.

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limpball is tiggers only lust other than the waffle house waitresses
skewed or soon to be -- lmfao

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appropriate


/your fark handle that is
 
2014-07-20 01:36:24 AM  
FTFA: "Though the bet actually stipulated that the younger McIlroy would win by the time he was 25, Cotter confirmed that even though McIlroy's 25th birthday has passed, the wager still counts as he has not yet turned 26. "

Because reasons?
 
2014-07-20 01:50:41 AM  

dookdookdook: Daedalus27: inclemency: 2wolves: dugitman: So a win tomorrow leaves him one green jacket short of the grand slam at 25? That's actually pretty ridiculous. Tiger skewed the media's(also casual fans') expectations and understanding of competitive golf

Mr. Woods is currently 19 shots back.

You're right. That completely negates his years of insane dominance.

No, the infidelity did that....

No, the disproportionate media shiatstorm following the revelation of his infidelity did that.


No, he had the prime of a typical professional athlete because he trained like one and ran his body into the ground.
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2014-07-20 03:29:08 AM  

The Smails Kid: FTFA: "Though the bet actually stipulated that the younger McIlroy would win by the time he was 25, Cotter confirmed that even though McIlroy's 25th birthday has passed, the wager still counts as he has not yet turned 26. "

Because reasons?


Because it wasn't "before he turns 25" but rather "by the time he was 25".  Right now is still a time he was 25.
 
2014-07-20 07:50:19 AM  

W.C.fields forever: Take Da points.


I see what you did there.
 
2014-07-20 07:56:23 AM  

dookdookdook: 500-1 odds for a 15 year old?  David Duval's odds were 1000-1, and he's actually done it before.



Well, more like (though not exactly) ten 5000-1 spread over ten years. And young Rory was already a golf prodigy at the time - he'd been on Irish TV when he was 9 chipping balls into a washing machine.
 
2014-07-20 07:56:32 AM  
Or because he roided himself out after the initial serious injuries...
 
2014-07-20 08:12:42 AM  
Even fark threads about golf always devolve to circle exclusively around Tiger
 
2014-07-20 09:21:08 AM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: The Smails Kid: FTFA: "Though the bet actually stipulated that the younger McIlroy would win by the time he was 25, Cotter confirmed that even though McIlroy's 25th birthday has passed, the wager still counts as he has not yet turned 26. "

Because reasons?

Because it wasn't "before he turns 25" but rather "by the time he was 25".  Right now is still a time he was 25.


Fark it. English is hard.
 
2014-07-20 11:42:31 AM  
Looks like he picked the right time to stop banging hot tennis players.
 
2014-07-20 02:05:41 PM  
Father and Son get to celebrate together for winning.  I mean I am sure Rory's dad would be happy and proud of the accomplishment anyway, but getting an extra 50,000 pounds makes it all the sweeter.
 
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