Rory McIlroy Throws a Subtle Jab at Justin Thomas at PGA Championship

Most news conferences that Rory McIlroy is part of tend to go long. The one following the PGA Championship wasn’t any different. Justin Thomas, who was on deck and waiting for his turn, decided to stand at the back of the interview tent and listen in on the questions and answers. Due to his actions, he ended up hearing a subtle jab directed toward him.

Rory McIlroy on the golf course Rory McIlroy Earns Second Major

During the news conference, one of the final questions directed towards Rory McIlroy was asked over a Zoom call. It was regarding the 2012 PGA Championship. The question asked how significant the moment was for Mcllroy to have earned his second major given his young career.

During this question, Mcllroy noticed Justin Thomas standing in the back of the tent which is when he quickly took the opportunity to respond with great precision and come up with a subtle jab.

He stated that it was a hugely significant moment and began focusing his eyes on Thomas as he continued to answer the second part of the question. He added that a lot of guys have won a single major, but it’s quite a big hurdle to win a second. He continued to say that it felt good to finally get the monkey off his back and didn’t want to be stuck with only one major win for a long time. He was happy to get the second.

Justin Thomas Responds to Mcllroy’s Jab

Justin Thomas, who won the PGA Championship in 2017, heard Rory McIlroy’s subtle jab and could only respond by shaking his head. After the reporters finished with their questions for McIlroy, he lingered around for a bit and ended up opening his arms and embracing Thomas.

Rory Mcllroy and Justin Thomas at a PGA tournament.

During Thomas’ interview, he decided to take the high road and swallow his pride instead of responding with a jab. When asked for a response, Thomas stated that he couldn’t say much besides the fact that it was nice to see him win. He knows that Mcllroy was waiting a long time for this win and that he’s glad about it.

The Witcher Star Hates His Iconic Song from Season 1

With season 2 of The Witcher is now on Netflix, the tune of ‘Toss a Coin to Your Witcher’ is probably being hummed by the fans once again. But Joey Batey, the actor who made the traveling bard and his ode to the Witcher a huge success during last season, is now actually hating the catchy tune!

The Tune

The first season of the Netflix series was a smashing hit with the performances of Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra, Freya Allan, and Joey Batey. Another contributing factor behind building up a dedicated fan base is the song of bard Jaskier, played by Batey. Jaskier was the loyal sidekick of the Witcher in season 1, who came up with the poppy and catchy ode to the titular character. Once heard, the tune hardly leaves your eardrums!

The Actor’s Reaction

It’s not like Batey didn’t like the tune all along, but it’s the numerous repetition, which has caused his recent irks. Having presumably heard the song more than any other person on this planet, actor Batey is now hoping not to endure the tune ever again. Explaining his position, he clearly stated that, he couldn’t be political about the matter, even if he wanted to. He went on saying that, he couldn’t pretend anymore that he hates the tune now, even started twitching once after hearing the tune on someone’s ringtone. According to him, it will take some time for him to listen to the tune again.

The New Song

As a positive note for Batey, the second season comes with another song, which is of a completely different style from this one. As this current season is much darker and grittier in tone and treatment, it’s hard to fit a Jaskier-style catchy cheerful song into the ambiguous grey world. But the new song will also focus on telling the story, furthering the narrative arc of the current season.