Rory McIlroy might be a four-time Major champion, the eighth-ranked golfer in the world, and a guy in the process of upgrading out of a $16.3-million villa, but he is like you and me in at least one way: Starbucks baristas can’t spell his name right, either.
We feel for you, Rory.
Overnight, Australian time, McIlroy – fresh off a second-place finish at the Dubai Desert Classic – took to Instagram with proof that he is, in fact, still a mortal, taking his own ‘Bucks-cup indignity on the chin for the entire internet to see.
How this barista looked at a yoked Irishman in a Nike polo and thought “definitely Rory with an i” – and how she didn’t then dot that i with a heart, is beyond us – but hey, look on the brightside, Rory:
At least she didn’t have to spell your last name. Hell, we write about golf for a living and still haven’t quite figured it out.