How could any golfer mourn the death of the worlds biggest cheat, as the quotes on Twitter attest.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-il’s death was noted on Twitter as an epic loss to golf, with hundreds recalling the reports of Kim’s 11 holes-in-one in a single round in 1994. “Look at it this way: with Kim Jong Il dying, everybody will be moving up one spot in the world golf rankings,” noted Dan Daly in a Twitter posting.
“Kim Jong-il’s passing means Luke Donald is now indisputably golf’s world no.1,” tweeted John Mackay.
“Congrats Luke. Just a shame it wasn’t settled on the course.”
“Golf world mourns the passing of the prodigious world leader never to win a major,” tweeted Shaun Hinds.
Paddy Power tweeted: “The world has lost a golfing legend, we’re 1,000,000/1 for any PGA player to beat Kim Jong Il’s record round of 38 under.”
Rick Reilly posted: “Just in from North Korean state news agency: Kim Jong Il’s corpse shoots 54, incl 6 aces.”
Ray Ratto had his suspicions, tweeting: “Don’t fully buy this Kim Jong-Il golf story. Surely the Callaway people would have sent him a hat, a shoulder patch or something”