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Rory McIlroy’s Champions Dinner at PGA Championship has a distinctly UK flavor (pic)


Which of course, means it’s kind of gross. No offense, but it is what it is.

There was a time, not too long ago, even, when Rory McIlroy was more than an up-and-coming talent in professional golf. He was a winner. And not just run-of-the-mill tournaments where victory is worth a mere sigh for someone of McIrloy’s talent level. He was dominating. In majors at times, even.

And while those days seem like an eternity ago, Rory did in fact win the PGA Championship last year at the Ocean Course of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina, winning by a whopping eight strokes for his second major victory.

As the reigning champion, Rory was responsible for planning the Champions Dinner in advance of the tournament’s start on Thursday. As mentioned above, the menu has a theme that was distinctly United Kingdom in flavor, meaning it bordered on, um, not so good.

Via Golf Week:


Huh? Beet salad? Actually, not just beet, but beet root? Blech.

And sure, Rory’s fellow champions were treated to an “Irish” beef tenderloin, but prepared by poaching, which evokes comparisons to Charlie Kelly’s favorite dish, “Milksteak.”

Now, I’m certainly no gourmand by any stretch of the imagination and I’m sure the chefs did a wonderful job of building complex flavors for the palate to enjoy — and there’s nothing wrong with champ, which is essentially a modified mashed potatoes dish — but what in the heck are Tobacco Onions? The name doesn’t lend itself to presuming it’s something tasty. In fact, it reminds me of “Tomacco”.

And frankly, I don’t even want to know what Pig Cave Mustard is, thank you very much.

All kidding aside, despite the joking, there is little doubt that the meal was a tasty delight. Save for the Pig Cave Mustard, that is.