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"Moving the needle" and Rory vs. Rickie vs. Tiger


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Interesting ... I refer to myself as a Texan ... but I currently reside in Az ...

Or more generically an American by birth, Texan by the grace of God

No matter where I live I will always consider myself a New Yorker.

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A Nike outfit without Volt yellow?! Wowzas.

JP must have had the day off from carrying his bag to count his money. Rory confirmed in a Twitter Q&A; that he's on the full 10% cut, making $140k on Sunday. Nice money.

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Sorry for making this off-topic post, and I shall certainly refrain from commenting on this again. But it annoys me when I see completely erroneous material spouted on internet forums as "fact."

I am betting you get annoyed a lot. ;)

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JP must have had the day off from carrying his bag to count his money. Rory confirmed in a Twitter Q&A; that he's on the full 10% cut, making $140k on Sunday. Nice money.

Rory treats JP very well. He defends his caddie from haters, pays him well, and treats him like a friend. Love it.

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Rory treats JP very well. He defends his caddie from haters, pays him well, and treats him like a friend. Love it.

What kind of person must you be to hate on a caddy? Especially one so benign as JP?

Haters may have been a poor choice for words, but there's been people over the years that have wanted JP off the bag.

Couple examples.

http://www.mulliganplus.com/shut-up-says-rory-mcilroy.cfm

http://en.espn.co.uk/golf/sport/story/105569.html

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Haters may have been a poor choice for words, but there's been people over the years that have wanted JP off the bag.

Couple examples.

http://www.mulliganplus.com/shut-up-says-rory-mcilroy.cfm

http://en.espn.co.uk/golf/sport/story/105569.html

Those articles were both from 2011 when Rory was only 22 years old.

I wonder how much immaturity and inexperience played a role in people wanting him to get a new caddy.

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Went to Wentworth for the pro am today. Rory looked in good spirits.

Likewise , highlight had to be Kaymer hitting it 290 down 18 and rory not seeing him round the corner of the dogleg hitting it straight over his head .....a full 310 in the air. Amazing

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https://instagram.com/p/6xXCF-sJ5b/?taken-by=golfchannel

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  • golfchannel You could say Tiger’s impact at the #WyndhamChamp was bigger than expected. “The best part about it is, without question, we have significantly more money this year for charity. I think we saw, basically, everything up 30 to 50 percent.” – Tournament director Mark Brazil

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[URL=https://instagram.com/p/6xXCF-sJ5b/?taken-by=golfchannel]https://instagram.com/p/6xXCF-sJ5b/?taken-by=golfchannel[/URL]

. They said that they printed an additional 49,000 tickets for last week. I guarantee tv viewership was up too. There's only one reason. Love him or hate him, no one can say that he doesn't move the needle in a BIG way, and isn't good for the game...

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[quote name="mvmac" url="/t/82048/moving-the-needle-and-rory-vs-rickie-vs-tiger/72#post_1189775"][URL=https://instagram.com/p/6xXCF-sJ5b/?taken-by=golfchannel]https://instagram.com/p/6xXCF-sJ5b/?taken-by=golfchannel[/URL]

. They said that they printed an additional 49,000 tickets for last week. I guarantee tv viewership was up too. There's only one reason. Love him or hate him, no one can say that he doesn't move the needle in a BIG way, and isn't good for the game...[/quote] 234% increase in viewership on friday... i'm guessing it was substantially up for the wekend as well... regardless of how much some people dislike him, there isn't any doubt that when it comes to "getting anyone other than the hardcore golf fan interested", there is still only one guy who does it on a big scale... it also should be noted that it was a very nice weekend (here in jersey, anyway), and it is prime vacation time, so people aren't exactly glued to their tv sets at this time of year...

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