Some golfers transcend the sport. They make you weak at the knees when you walk past them. Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and of course, Shooter McGavin are all prime examples.
Two-time FedEx Cup champion Rory McIlroy was in the presence of greatness at the Tour Championship yesterday as he got to meet Happy Gilmore's old nemesis.
Of course, his real name is Christopher McDonald and he will forever be remembered for his hilarious, pantomime villain role from arguably golf's most iconic film which came out in 1996.
We have finally arrived at the finale of the 2022 PGA Tour season. 29 players, following the withdrawal of Will Zalatoris, will compete for the huge bonus of $18 million for coming top of the FedEx Cup standings.
"It's been so fun to watch you - your game is on point, so keep it up man," were the kind words McDonald had for Rory McIlroy who is looking to become the first ever player to win the FedEx Cup more than twice.
Nothing but respect between two TOUR Championship winners pic.twitter.com/aBBgTqpusc— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 23, 2022
The Northern Irishman will begin on Thursday in Atlanta on 4-under-par, six shots behind the leader and World No.1 Scottie Scheffler. Patrick Cantlay will begin two shots behind on 8-under-par.
McIlroy is not the only golfer that McDonald has been seen with this week. Just yesterday, it was announced that the new PGA Tour 2K23 Tiger Woods game will be released in October.
In the exciting trailer for the game, McDonald appears as McGavin in a video that features Woods at the very end closing the show by saying: "Welcome to the leaderboard."
The PGA TOUR 2K23 Deluxe Edition and the PGA TOUR 2K23 Tiger Woods Edition are set to be released on October 11, while the PGA TOUR 2K23 Standard Edition edition will be available on October 14.
The game celebrates Woods' legacy which has taken an interesting turn recently with his and McIlroy's involvement in a potential shake-up of the PGA Tour, which could see a series of no-cut tournaments and increased prize purses.