It's probably fair to say this was the easiest tournament he has won since turning professional in 2007, and also one achieved away from the course.
McIlroy, this year’s British Open and PGA Championship champion, won a 1-on-1 chipping contest Monday over the host of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, who had Tiger Woods serve as his coach.
McIlroy and Woods appeared on the show to promote Nike’s new Vapour irons.
“You can coach me all the way through this, it’s far away,” said Fallon of the structure adorned with glass pictures of himself and McIlroy that they would be shooting at.”
Looking at Woods, Fallon added: “If we lose, this will be your fault.”
Remember, Fallon once beat Woods at Wii golf and enjoyed exchanging jabs with the former world No. 1, who won’t compete on the PGA Tour until at least December in order to recover from back problems.
Back to the match, where McIlroy shattered one of Fallon’s glass faces while the latter missed on his first three attempts. A horn then sounded, prompting a rapid fire of golf balls until all the faces were hit.
McIlroy would prevail and was given a plastic trophy pre-engraved with his name.