Found June 28, 2013 on
Rory McIlroy used to chip golf balls into his mother’s washing machine when he was a kid, and it looks like the machines are finally getting their revenge.
In a promotional video for the European Tour, McIlroy — one of the top-ranked players in the world — had a showdown with a robot (of course). Their objective? To hit golf balls into washing machines — from up to 300 yards away.
As SportsGrid.com points out, McIlroy’s opponent was named Golf Laboratory Computer Controlled Hitting Machine, or Geoff for short. Not only can Geoff swing it, he can also do a little trash-talking.
Check it out below.
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It goes without question that Rory McIlroy is one of best golfers in the world.But how does he stack up against a robot? Well, a Golf Laboratory Computer Controlled Hitting Machine to be more precise.See for yourself in the video clip above. It is mesmerizing.Via Eye on Golf
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The European Tour always has fantastic commercials and this one with Rory McIlory doesn’t disappoint. McIlroy takes on a Robot in a trick shot challenge of sorts, trying to hit different washing machines in different spots with a golf ball. Not only are the shots impressive, the comments from the Robot are absolutely outstanding. My favorite one was when the Robot says, “Tiger...
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