Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy Join Jimmy Fallon for 'Facebreakers' Chipping Contest

Dan CarsonTrending Lead WriterAugust 19, 2014


Another day, another evening of Jimmy Fallon having more fun than anyone has a right to.

The host of The Tonight Show brought Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy into the studio Monday night for a little game called "Facebreakers." The object was simple: Chip into glass panels depicting your opponent's face.

Clearly, Fallon booked his guests prior to Woods' decision to forgo professional golf until December.

In lieu of chipping, the four-time Masters champion opted to caddie for Fallon. It didn't help.

McIlroy started as McIlroy tends to start everything these days—with a terrifying display of skill. The Northern Irishman called his shot and smashed a ball through the top right panel.

Woods and Fallon didn't know what to do.

"Dude...I'm sorry," Woods told Fallon.

Thus began the slaughter. Fallon hit a pair of McIlroy's panels, but the day belonged to the 25-year-old pro, who demolished Fallon's faces and received a pre-engraved trophy at the end.

On a scale of "Yo Soy Fiesta" to Eminem interview, how awkward was this segment? I, for one, am surprised it wasn't worse.

Having Woods stand by and watch as McIlroy assumes his role as headline talent could've made for painful, turn-it-off television. On the contrary, Woods seemed comfortably resigned to play sidekick. Five years and several thousand follicles ago, Woods would've worn this role like a wet sweater.

In any case, it was McIlroy's game to own and win. Tiger can't save you from the hottest golfer of 2014, Jimmy. No one can.


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