Atomic Jonb: Maybe they should rename the tournament "The Massas'"
Botkin of the Yard: Rory McIlroy at his press conference this week: "I have to be respectful and somewhat careful what I say because I'm not a citizen of this country," Rory McIlroy said. "But I certainly think all great countries and democracies are built on equal voting rights and everyone being able to get to the ballot boxes as easily as possible."He added: "I'm all for getting people to get out and vote and to have a great democracy, and I've chosen to live in this country because I believe this country is the best country in the world."Soooo close Rory. You were on the road to a coherent message and then caved to the pressure. The equivalent of laying up on the 13th hole on Sunday when you're two shots behind.
Botkin of the Yard: Soooo close Rory. You were on the road to a coherent message and then caved to the pressure. The equivalent of laying up on the 13th hole on Sunday when you're two shots behind.
Botkin of the Yard: stoolpigeon So if my livelihood depended largely on a good public image - I don't think I'd do any better than he did. I'd try hard to walk a line that doesn't offend and keep my real opinions to myself.I certainly don't want to single out McIlroy. Christine Brennan asked the same question to Mickelson and he punted to, making the rather implausible claim that he wasn't familiar with the Georgia voting law. The problem for the two of them is that her question basically left no wiggle room. Why would a new and more restrictive voting law be needed in a state where there was no evidence of fraud in the last election and why would such legislation seem to be targeting minority voters?McIlroy obviously knows the answer and that's why he said everyone is supposed to have the right to vote. He's married to an American, he lives here much of the year and his kids will be American citizens. So it's not quite the same as you working overseas and not wanting to offend the locals.I understand these people have corporate relationships and part of that involves not putting those companies in a tough spot. But don't go halfway to acknowledging what we all know to be true and then fall back on the flag waving because you want to have it both ways.
kdawg7736: NFL boycott? Did not work. Boycott of all products in the past ten years? Did not work. Boycott MLB? Won't work. This? Won't work either.