It’s been a stretch for sports crossovers.
Jon Rahm recently threw out the first pitch at the World Series. Four PGA Tour stars teed it up with four F1 drivers in Las Vegas in the first-ever live golf event on Netflix. Ahead of the PGA Tour’s RSM Classic this week, some of those wacky Savannah Bananas participated in the pro-am as well as the 11th annual RSM Wiffle Ball Classic with some of the golfer’s wives.
Prior to his first round at the DP World Tour Championship, Rory McIlroy chopped it up with the most famous athlete in the world you’ve maybe never heard of.
OK, perhaps that’s a stretch but most Americans don’t follow the sport of cricket so maybe they don’t recognize the name Sachin Tendulkar, even though he’s a true legend in his own right. Considered the most prolific batsmen in his sport, Tendulkar is huge on social media, with more than 39 million followers on X and another 44 million on Instagram.
McIlroy gave Tendulkar a signed DP World Tour flag and got a wicket and India shirt signed by Tendulkar in return. They also posed for some photos.
Rory McIlroy 🤝 Sachin Tendulkar pic.twitter.com/fY12wQYvmh
— Sky Sports Golf (@SkySportsGolf) November 16, 2023
McIlroy has already clinched the DP World Tour’s Race to Dubai.