GOBSMACKED TV viewers were thrilled to see Rory McIlroy making walking, talking history – with a live interview analysing his shots DURING the Masters.
Golf fans said “this is the content we live for” as many pleaded for the innovation to be extended to other major sporting events.
The Northern Ireland superstar shared his thoughts as he analysed his situation on the ninth hole at Augusta – while American Max Homa was spoken to separately.
Mic’d up McIlroy explained how he “eased off” on his drive as he feared going too long.
He admitted he “probably pitched probably five or six yards shorter than I wanted”.
He then analysed the line of his upcoming putt and then explained he was still confident as he knew the course so well.
And he picked up a par four – on his way to a par-72 round.
Armchair observers were “amazed” with one saying: “Rory McIlroy making Masters history speaking to CBS (and the world) on the green. Incredible insight and TV.”
Another posted: “A huge, huge, huge shoutout to Rory and Max for doing these walk-and-talks … it would be very easy to say no, especially when you aren’t playing anywhere close to what you expected, yet you still give us this incredible insight.”
A third argued: Live interviews during rounds need to be a regular thing! Loved that from Rory.”
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A fourth hailed McIlroy for being the trailblazer – although he expected nothing less.
He wrote: “More brilliant innovation in golf coverage. No surprise it’s Rory willing to give this a go.”
Short and sweet verdicts included: “Golf needs this innovation” … “this is sick tbf”.. brilliant and “class”.