Rory McIlroy and Cam Newton: In With The New! (A Tiger Woods-Free Golf Article)

When people think of Rory McIlroy, is Cam Newton the next name that comes to mind?  How about when they think of Cam Newton, do they next think of Rory McIlroy?

They should.

Both men already have Hall of Fame careers behind them at the age of 26.  Rory has four majors; Cam has a Heisman Trophy and a NCAA National Championship.  And those are just a sampling of their successes.

Jordan Spieth might protest, but it’s fair to say Cam Newton and Rory McIlroy are the two biggest stars in their sports.  Rory is hot on the heels of Jack Nicklaus’s record of 18 majors.  Cam Newton is 12-0 and looking to pilot the Carolina Panthers to football’s first 19-0 season.  How hard is it to win every game in the NFL?  Well, it was last done by the Miami Dolphins who went 17-0.  In 1972.

Neither Cam nor Rory was yet born.  Which leads us to a key element of this article…

Rory McIlroy: Born on May 4, 1989.

Cam Newton: Born on May 11, 1989.

A week apart!  And to think some people don’t believe in astrology.  Clearly the stars were advantageously aligned in May 1989.

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5 Responses to Rory McIlroy and Cam Newton: In With The New! (A Tiger Woods-Free Golf Article)

  1. Steve says:

    Yep, Ror’s hot on Jack’s heels….just 14 more to go!

  2. Anonymous says:

    O.K….It was an article free of what’s his name…..but with a mention of what’s his name in the headline….You’re letting yourself down..

    • lannyh says:

      No, no. That’s the beauty of it. Google will show my articles to anyone who does a “Tiger Woods” search. People will then click on my “Tiger Woods-Free” articles, realizing they were clicking on Woods crap out of habit.

      I mean, look, this isn’t some kind of game like seeing how long you can hold your breath or something. This isn’t like, “Mommy, if you don’t let me have my way, I won’t do…” The point is that Woods is of zero interest to most golf fans, yet the golf media keeps cramming him down everyone’s throat. I am throwing that in the face of the golf media while providing quality golf articles. People will see “Certified Tiger Woods-Free” and click, knowing it won’t be a bunch of “That shot by ______ reminded me of the time Tiger Woods…” None of that bulls–t. Woods’s name will not be in any of those articles.

      Again, if you go, “Lanny, you said you wouldn’t mention Woods, but you mention him in the headline every time,” you are treating it as a game. It’s no game. I could type “Tiger Woods Tiger Woods Tiger Woods” at the top of every article, but that would not change the fact that there will be no mentions of him in the actual writing. It’s not a game of “Where’s Waldo?” where people are supposed to search for mentions of “Tiger Woods.”

      • Anonymous says:

        Lanny… It is a game….It’s your game….You are enjoying the thought of banishing
        what’s his name from your blog… By using his name in your headline you’ve got us thinking about him….Suggestion!.. Do what I’m doing…Just say what’s his name and we’ll know who you mean.
        PS.. Now I seem as daft as you.

      • lannyh says:

        You still have a game mindset. Saying “what’s his name” or “Wiger Toods” is silly. That is still discussing Woods. Discussion of Woods is what is leaving this website. Think of it this way: Woods’s name isn’t banned; brainless discussion of him is. If you write “what’s her name” for Kim Kardashian, you are still discussing Kim Kardashian. There is nothing wrong with her name; the problem is the brainless conversation about her. If Kim Kardashian wins a golf tournament, I’ll write about her.

        What’s beautiful is that all the mainstream golf reporters will be outraged that I am stealing their search engine traffic while providing quality golf coverage. Just by using such a simple but clever device! At some point, they’ll be forced to imitate me.

        As for right now, I saw a headline a while back saying Tiger Woods’s 40 biggest moments. I laughed at the vapidity. I thought no more of it until I saw a headline yesterday: 40 biggest moments — No. 19. They are, apparently, running a 40-day series on Woods!

        And the thing is: They don’t write those in addition to real golf articles; they write them INSTEAD of real golf articles. They apparently think people are more interested in Troy Aikman than Cam Newton.

        Lanny H Golf made our decision after long and careful analysis. It’s the best thing for our website, for our readers, and for the world of golf.

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