The Europeans’ Ryder Cup comeback over the Americans came just in the nick of time, especially for Rory McIllroy. The World’s No.1 golfer arrived just 10 minutes before his Sunday tee time as the Europeans entered the match’s final day trailing 10-6.
McIllroy had to receive a police escort to Medinah Country Club because he thought his match started at 12:35 local time not Eastern Time. The 23-year old ran from his car to the practice putting green to hit a couple of putts while eating an energy bar as fans chanted “Where is Rory” and “Central Time Zone.”
Despite the near miss, Team Europe won the Ryder Cup in the biggest comeback in match history taking 8 1/2 points to the US’ 3 1/2 points in the single matches. In what is being called the Miracle at Medinah, Europe won the tournament by 14 1/2 to 13 1/2 points in the final round.
Last week a Tiger Woods photo from the Ryder Cup went viral, and one fan captured the attention of millions. People were asking who the fan dubbed as the “Cigar Guy” was. A blog even offered a $1,000 reward for the man’s idenity. Now, the Daily Mail has tracked down the fan named Rupesh Shingadia. Shingadia is a 30-year-old golf fan and investment analyst from London. As for what Shingadia was wearing, he was playing tribute to Spanish golfer Miguel Angel Jimenez.
The photo was taken as Woods misplayed a shot, causing a gold ball to go straight for a camera lens and gave Shingadia instant fame. Shingadia does not expect his celebrity to last long, but in the meantime he is enjoying the parodies, “My favourite is me with The Simpsons.”
A photo of Tiger Woods at the Ryder Cup has gone viral, and now the internet a buzz is wondering who the cigar guy fan is in the background of the photo. An internet blog is even going so far to offer a $1,000 reward for the identity of the Groucho Marxian golf fan. The blog Befrugal.com posted the following contest rules:
Entry: Contact us with proof of Cigar Guy’s identity and a way to get in touch with him.
Eligibility: Must be 18+ to enter. Void where prohibited by law. US & Canada only.
Winner selection: The $1,000 reward will be awarded to the first person who identifies Cigar Guy to us, and does so before any other website publishes his identity. Winner selection is contingent on Befrugal.com being able to verify Cigar Guy’s identity.
Only One Prize: We are offering only one prize, and there can only be one winner. If another website publishes Cigar Guy’s identity before Befrugal.com, no prize will be awarded.
Good luck && may the best Cigar Guy win!
A newly single Tiger Woods is on the prowl at the Ryder Cup. After much speculation if he would even make the team for the US, Tiger was at the Ryder Cup opening ceremonies in Wales and eyed singer Katherine Jenkins. Jenkins preformed at the opening ceremonies and is a popular crossover singer in Europe. Unfortunately for Tiger she has a live-in boyfriend, Gethin Jones… but that hasn’t stopped Tiger before.