Watch: When Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy Featured in an Entertaining Jimmy Fallon Episode

Published 01/11/2022, 1:32 PM EST


Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy are probably the most famous names in the golfing world. Tiger is often credited for taking golf to unprecedented heights, while Rory has made significant contributions to the game as one of the top players on the PGA Tour. Even though McIlroy hasn’t found success like Tiger, he still is probably the most popular golfer after Woods. 

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Despite the rivalry, both golfers are close friends and have shared some incredible moments together. In fact, they have even appeared on various TV shows and interviews. However, their appearance on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ remains a fan-favorite. 

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Facebreakers with Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods

The two golfers had an incredible time at The Tonight Show, Starring Jimmy Fallon. In the final stage of the event, there was a face-breaking challenge between Rory McIlroy and the host Jimmy Fallon, with Tiger as Jimmy’s coach. There were 12 frames with six faces of Rory and Jimmy each.

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The goal was to chip the golf ball and break the opponent’s frame. Rory started on a high note by breaking a frame in the first attempt itself, while Jimmy missed. However, what followed was a laughter riot

Notably, this show was shot in 2014, which is around seven years ago. Hence, this was at the time where Rory was at his peak and had become a popular name in the golfing world. Not to forget, the Northern Irishmen won the face-breaking challenge and received a trophy. 

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On the business end, Rory McIlroy will next compete at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship starting on January 20th. This will be his first professional event of the year, while Tiger Woods, who last competed at the 2021 PNC Championship, is still recovering from the injury and will hopefully be back on the PGA Tour soon. 

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media from HR College, Mumbai. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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