When Cam Smith won the 150th Open Championship, he had the gallery chuckle during his winner’s press conference when wondering how many beers would fit inside the Claret Jug.
Not long after, he revealed all!
Not all pressers are the same, though, and with LIV Golf, we should always expect the unexpected.
Tensions between the Greg Norman-led tour and the traditional PGA and DP World Tours are at a height, with the PGA issuing an enhanced set of tournaments, more guaranteed pay and rewards for loyalty.
LIV doesn’t seem fussed, doing its own thing, and continuing to broadcast social media images of boat parties, raucous crowds and strange press conferences.
Players from both sides are not afraid to have their say, with FedEx Cup champion and current world number two Rory McIlroy, being one of the most vociferous at every opportunity, defending the PGA and DP tours to the hilt.
Many pages have been written on the views from Billy Horschel, Jon Rahm and McIlroy amongst others, whilst LIV competitors are also well represented, with Pat Perez and Patrick Reed amongst those continuing to rally the LIV cause.
On Saturday, LIV again showed its intention to be far more relaxed than we might usually expect, with a press conference comprising Matthew Wolff, Phil Mickelson and the Open champion.
Golf content provider @DrunkByTheTurn_ had the gallery in stitches and the players slightly dumbfounded when referencing Smith’s post-Open victory comment, “I’m definitely going to find out how many beers fit in this thing (the Claret Jug).”
Akili Johnson, who runs the social media account, started by mentioning the answer to the above question, something the Australian revealed on his Instagram account, before asking:
“..um…I just wanna know how many of Rory McIlroy’s tears were you able to fit in it after you won?”
Whether referring to the current golf spat, or that Smith had come from four behind McIlroy on the final day to nab the richly desired trophy, the Aussie was not biting.
He closed with,
“I’m not answering.”
— DrunkByTheTurn (@DrunkByTheTurn_) September 17, 2022
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