A tie-break victory for World No. 1 Rory McIlroy and teammate Dustin Johnson at Driving relief two out of two skins charity match on Sunday injected suspense to an absence of over fans and applause to time Covid-19.
Wearing microphones that captured them talking smack and frustrations, caddies less competitors McIlroy and Johnson faced Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff, carrying their own clubs and respecting social distancing procedures after undergoing a battery tests and screenings.
golf lovers tune Eager for a rare live television events, and were treated to a little trash talk sweet at first, like McIlroy teased his opponent aged 21 after Wolff naufrage a putt for by-four on the second hole.
“I think you forget that I won deuxCoupes FedEx totaled $ 25 million,” McIlroy said. “Do not baffles me young.”
this bravado was eventually tempered, however, as seven birdies to pressure Fowler on the World No. 1 and Johnson, the pair heavily favored that boast five major titles between them.
the contest came down to closer to the tiebreaker hole, where McIlroy took the win despite a 120-yard admirable (109.7 meters) corner kick Wolff, letting out a cry of joy and offering teammate an “air-five.”
“These Seminole green, the ball can do funny things when you think il is in a good place, “said McIlroy, who basked in the” normal “to be back in competition.
raising over $ 5.5 million from sponsors and donations for relief Covid-19, the concoursrapidement trending on social media, like hungry golf fans delighted to see their favorite players competition in exceptional circumstances.
“Is a DJ [Dustin Johnson] legitimately not know how to carry a golf bag or something more? “Tweeted @ 14Thaddeus14, such as images 2016 US Open champion clubs hanging haphazardly from his shoulder prompted teasing mood on Twitter.
sneakers tie-dyed Wolff and handlebar mustache and mime gestures Fowler in a foula imaginary proved that the procedure was anything but as usual, with the comic actor Bill Murray showing off her snacks quarantine during a Skype dial-in to the television show.
swapped competitors mandated by PGA tour trousers for shorts in the 30.6 C heat, like clouds dotted the bright blue autrementciel along the coast of Florida
[ 123] As young Wolff’s nerves settled and Fowler visibly reveled in the return to competition, the scene was enough to make someone a little jealous – .. including world No. 2 Jon Rahm
“I think we’re all itching to be out there,” said Rahm component to the spread of his home in Arizona. ” I wish thatI was there. “
With the back professional sports lurched slowly to life in empty stadiums, arenas and venues around the world, the event marked another extra move forward into a new normal.
The PGA tour is expected to resume next month in a fanless framework for Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas, with players and caddies face a host of tests and screenings.
US President Donald Trump dialed for Broadc of golfast to cheer the event, saying that the live sports are good for the collective
“We want to get to where it was – we want big, big stadiums loaded with people, “” psyche “. Trump said.