Monday, December 5, 2011

The Chinese Won't Give Rory McIlroy's US Open Trophy Back To Him

USA-China relations have hit an all-time low (tongue-in-cheek) now that China is refusing to release the US Open trophy belonging currently to Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy.

McIlroy was competing these past few weeks in the Far East. Tournament officials wanted to display the trophy while he was there.  It was shipped to a Shanghai customs office, while McIlroy was competing in the Shanghai Masters, and agents were set to deliver it to the golf course.  However, as no one was at the golf course to receive it, it was packaged and brought back to the customs shipping office where it has remained.

Efforts by everyone connected to the trophy (including his sports reps and agent) have attempted to get Chinese officials to release the trophy but to no avail.

Who knows, maybe they'll have involve the State Department to get this one back.

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