This information embodies the silliness that ensues once somebody is successful at a young age.
You might have heard Rory McIlroy became the third-youngest golfer ever to win three of the four majors last week at Hoylake and now this.
Be prepared for insanity — bookmakers setting Rory's chance of breaking Jack's major record at 6-to-1! SIX TO ONE!— Shane Bacon (@shanebacon) July 23, 2014
Six to one, eh? I know a red-shirted fella who was probably 1-6 to break Jack's record who's going to fall woefully short.
Even more so, the Ulsterman:
Just did some math (seriously!) —Rory has won 13 percent of the majors he's started. Keeps that up until he's 45, he will end with 13 majors— Shane Bacon (@shanebacon) July 23, 2014
Well that certainly doesn't seem to add up.
I am confused. This is me:
McIlroy, for his part, doesn't seem too concerned about the record, as he told Irish Golf Desk.
"No. I never thought about it. It's never been a goal, it's never been a target of mine," McIlroy said. "I've alway said, when I won my first major, I was just trying to focus on my second. And when I won my second, I just wanted to win my third.
"Now that I've won my third, I just want to win my fourth. That's the way I want to keep it. Putting a number on it just gives you more pressure, more expectation. I don't think it's fair on myself. If I can just keep adding to the number regularly...I don't have a set number I want to get to."
Strangely, the only rational, sensible person in the room is the 25-year-old kid with all the money.