Jack Nicklaus claims to be one of Rory McIlroy’s biggest fans. Only he hasn’t a clue what he looks like.
McIlroy, who is renting a place at the South Florida enclave this spring, thought he’d pop over to the record 18-time major champion to say hello.
“Who is that?” Nicklaus replied.
“It’s me,” said McIlroy.
It turns out the legendary 72-year-old didn’t have his glasses on - a familiar excuse from my grandfather, then. (Just for the record, I am his only grandson.)
Flying under the radar is not something the 22-year-old has been used to of late. McIlroy has finished worse than fifth just once since August and should he claim a third PGA Tour title on Sunday, will occupy the top spot in the world rankings for the first time in his career.
Perhaps now is a good time to drop in to Specsavers, Jack.
And you, grandad.