Rory McIlroy is one of the most recognizable names in golf. He is a four-time major champion and currently the No. 3 player in the world. He was previously the No. 1 player in the world and even has a video game named after him. Outside of Tiger Woods, McIlroy is in the discussion for the biggest current names in golf.
And yet when he showed up for the first round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship, his name was spelled wrong.
Now, if the error a double I, I would partially understand since a capital I and a lowercase l look very similar. But double LL? What?
Even more surprising is this isn't the first time a tournament misspelled McIlroy's name. His name was also misspelled at the PGA Championship last year.
Don't think that's right pic.twitter.com/jyRNYO4F1I— Brendan Porath (@BrendanPorath) August 8, 2014
The issue eventually got fixed on Thursday, but not before McIlroy took notice.
I asked Rory McIlroy if he saw the misspellings today. "I did. I've been out here nine years now and they still couldn't get my name right."— Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelESPN) March 3, 2016