Rory McIlroy Saves the PGA Championship Trophy During Presentation Ceremony (Video)
If you’ve ever wondered if the lid on top of the PGA Championship Wanamaker Trophy comes off—and really, who hasn’t?—the answer is yes. Yes it does come off.
We know this now because PGA President Ted Bishop did not know this yesterday. During the presentation ceremony, as he attempted to shake the hand of Rory McIlroy, winner of the 2014 PGA Championship, Bishop let go of the Wanamaker Trophy with one hand. And since the Wanamaker trophy is big and heavy, at that point Bishop nearly dropped the thing…which caused the lid to fall off.
Fortunately, in addition to being really good at golf, Rory McIlroy has cat-like reflexes. So he saved the day.
Take a look:
Next year Mr. Bishop might want to take a few practice trophy presentations before the big moment to make sure something like this doesn’t happen again. I bet Gary Bettman does it.
Hat Tip – [Bleacher Report]