Originally Posted by Gunther
Agreed, I loved it when he yelled "CoMe on!!" after he wrapped it up on Sun. Great stuff, definitely has cross-over star potential.
Rory's one of the more American facing European's you're likely to get, but we'll see how he develops now. You only sense he's starting to realise the stage he could start to stride and his early acknowledgement of that is one that would indicate that he's comfortable with it (or says he is). He's already proven once (sort of) that the celebrity profile might not suit him, and that he's better off concentrating on golf. I would think off-course distraction will become his bigger enemy. At the moment though his family seem to be pretty well woven into his entourage and that will have a restraining influence. I'm not so certain that Tiger's issues didn't start after his father died
In terms of his enduring appeal, I'd say he's personable, he doesn't give the impression of being aloof, and is able to laugh at himself. I think that Robot thing showed him up well to be honest, for if you watch it closely you'll hear what sounds like spontaneous background laughter and observe other reactions to 'Jeffs' goading that would suggest it wasn't scripted, even if the voice is likely to be a stand up comedian with a few pre-prepared lines (or something smiliar)
I don't sense he's about to emerge as one of the games great philosophers though, so a Rory interview might not always be the most thought stimulating experience. There is a chance people might tire of it. I suspect they would in the UK when the media tradition is to build up, and then shoot down, but if Rory continues on this trajectory he'll leave the domestic market well behind. In fact you could probably argue that already has done