Dynamic Duo: Tom Brady and Rory McIlroy Tee it Up at Augusta National

Rory McIlroy

Next week New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will tee it up with the world’s best golfer, Rory McIlroy, at Augusta National, the home of the Masters Tournament.

Spraying golf balls around the tough Augusta layout should provide some headaches for the four-time Super Bowl Champ, yet probably not as many as the deflated footballs caused Brady back in January.

Yahoo Sports reported that the Pats’s field general is no stranger to the links and plays to an impressive 8 handicap. Given the punishing greens and sloping fairways that means Brady might have a chance to break 100.

No doubt wife and super model Gisele Bundchen will console him after the round as she often does after a bad day at the office. Perhaps she’ll blame a bad score on unfair pin placements since she won’t be able to fault hubby’s wide receivers.

The outing kicks off McIlroy’s skill sharpening for the Masters coming up in April, which if he wins will give him the coveted career grand slam of four Major victories. The twenty-five-year-old Irish golfer has already won two PGA Championships, one British Open, and a U.S. Open.

McIlroy disappointed himself and fans last week shooting 73 and 74 missing the cut at the Honda Classic in Palm Beach. Thursday he shot a one over 73 at the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral, finding himself 11 strokes back after J.B. Holmes fired a 10 under 62.

A reinvigorated Dustin Johnson, coming off of a 2nd place finish at the Northern Trust open last week, where he lost in a playoff to James Hahn at Riviera, shot 68 capturing second place after Thursday’s rounds.