Here is something straight from the departments of ‘modern technology’ and ‘cash grab golf’.
Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods are going head-to-head in a made for
TV internet event in China. Dubbed the “Duel at Jinsha Lake”. The event kicks off at 3:30pm (AEST) this afternoon from Jinsha Lake International course, near Zhengzhou in China and we can all watch the duel by paying $4.95 and having it streamed directly to our computers.
Yes this all seems a little manufactured and the medal match play format doesn’t exactly filled me with joy but hey it’s Rory and Tiger, and it’s not like these manufactured events are anything new. Nicklaus, Palmer and Player all competed in similar exibition tournaments, albeit not for the same amount of money and well before the internet age. Seriously, there was a time.
Check out golf.com.au for more info.