Rory McIlroy battled back from a poor start to claim his second straight major title in the fading gloom of Valhalla Sunday with a one-shot victory over Phil Mickelson in the PGA Championship. In near pitch darkness, the 25-year old from Northern Ireland parred the final hole for a three-under 68 to finish on 16-under 268 and deny American veteran Mickelson his sixth major title at 44 years of age. McIlroy was winning the Wanamaker Trophy for the second time and his fourth major, consolidating his status as world number one. Read more >>
The cartoon by Paul Thomas from the Daily Express shows a father showing his young son how to putt in their back garden. The father is obviously a golf fanatic and is wearing the classic golfer's outfit of checked trousers, sleeveless pullover, and golf cap. However, the son has bent all his golf clubs and tells his father, "I don't like golf dad — and stop calling me 'Rory'!"
Rory McIlroy was was introduced to golf at an exceptionally young age by his father Gerry, who coached him and is a fine golfer himself. Young Rory McIlroy gave early evidence of his golf potential by hitting a 40-yard drive at the age of two. He asked his father virtually every day to take him to the golf course. Family lore relates that he received a new golf club as a present, being shown the correct grip by his father, then taking the club to bed with him that night, with his hands holding the club properly. [source: Wikipedia]
The father in the cartoon wants his son to be the next Rory McIlroy, even going so far as to call him 'Rory', but unfortunately, the boy doesn't like golf.
See if you can spot these things in the cartoon: garden shed, greenhouse, golf bag, greenhouse, flags, bird fountain, golf balls, lawn, bushes, garden fence, tower blocks, tree, windows, roof, cat, golf clubs, putter.