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Rory McIlroy rightfully holds a grudge against former Manchester United midfielder

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Rory McIlroy told reporters at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship he remains scarred by Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane’s refusal to give him an autograph when he was a boy.

Now, to be fair, Roy Keane wasn’t the approachable favorite of adolescents everywhere that, say, his former Manchester United teammate David Beckham was. The Irishman was of the “hardman” mold. Fury, intimidation, aggression, and questionable tackles defined much of the midfielder’s playing career. In short, he wasn’t a guy most children sought out for his signature.

Here’s a taste.

Years ago, McIlroy spotted Keane at a hotel while the footballer was in Ireland for an international match.

“I went and asked him for his autograph at the Portmarnock Links Hotel and he said ‘no’. I’m sure he’s alright, but it sort of stuck with me ever since.”

“I’ve had it go the other way, where I’ve asked someone for an autograph as a kid and they didn’t give it to me and I’ve never liked them since. So if a kid asks me for an autograph, I always try to do it.”

Classy stuff. Most athletes acknowledge they are role models for children. But do you remember how staggeringly significant the players whose posters you hung in your childhood bedroom were? Superhuman in import, athletes are more gods than men to children.

The truth-talking McIlroy gets it exactly right. And Roy Keane should go ahead and send that autograph now.

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  1. Methislife

    Oct 5, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    People named Andrew have small wieners

  2. Andrew

    Oct 5, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Only the insecure and immature hold grudges. Everybody else knows this, Rory. Well done.

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (5.24.19)

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In this segment, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best #GolfWRX tagged photos on Instagram. In case you aren’t already, there’s a whole load of action going on at our page, so follow us: @golfwrx

Let’s get to it then, here are six of the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

Fans of the NY Yankees will love this creation from Dormie Workshop.

Three new additions to SuperSpeed – Abraham Ancer is one of those.

Honma clubs at Par-Tee Golf. The one set left.

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How about some Derek Fisher game used Jersey covers?

Slick Saskatchewan flag headcover from Rawhide Golf.

What do you make of this flat-stick creation from Cushman Custom Golf, WRXers?

Get hashtagging your golf posts #GolfWRX for your chance to feature in our best of Instagram posts in the future!

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Johnny Miller returns to the airwaves on Real Golf Talk, Callaway’s new podcast

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Johnny Miller is back sharing his opinions on the game on Callaway’s new podcast: Real Golf Talk, which aired its first episode today (listen here on Soundcloud).

The longtime NBC golf announcer retired from broadcasting earlier this year, but Miller now features alongside avid golfer and television host Chris Harrison on the podcast, which will air six episodes in 2019 and eight in future seasons.

Speaking on the opportunity to work alongside Johnny Miller on the podcast, co-host Chris Harrison stated

“Johnny Miller was a legend on the course and in the TV booth there was no equal. I know he’s got more to say on the world of golf and the world in general. There’s no chance I’m missing the opportunity to sit next to him and hear what he has to say.”

Miller (who, sidebar, will play all Callaway products) said this

“I am proud be returning to Callaway and working with the company’s incredible team on some exciting new projects. I’ve had so many great experiences with the company, from playing their equipment to working with Mr. Callaway and so many amazing people over the years. It feels like a homecoming for me, and I think golf fans will really enjoy what we have coming, starting with our new Real Golf Talk podcast.”

Real Golf Talk with Johnny Miller is a part of the Callaway Podcast Network and is available on Apple, Spotify, and Soundcloud.

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (5.22.19)

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In this segment, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best #GolfWRX tagged photos on Instagram. In case you aren’t already, there’s a whole load of action going on at our page, so follow us: @golfwrx

Let’s get to it then, here are six of the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

Impressive detail on this flat-stick from Kevin Burns putters.

How could anyone say no to these?

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Ty Munneke showing off his bag of PXG clubs, as well as his superb driver headcover.

The new LINQ Blue shaft from UST Mamiya Golf Shafts.

Double Bubble gear in action!

I think it’s fair to say that Charley Hoffman often hits it flush.

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