Some golf trophies on tour are a little unusual... well a lot unusual to be frank
Ever wondered what the Claret Jug would look like if it took steroids and had an unfortunate experience with plastic surgery? Well just take a look the Omega Dubai Desert Classic trophy. The criticism Rory has had for his gym work… well you need to build up your muscles if you have to pick up golf trophies this large at the end of 18 holes of golf. This one did not make it into McIlroy’s trophy cabinet at Holywood Golf Club – maybe it simply would not fit inside it?
Last year the Masters doled out $9million in prize money, but what everyone talks about is who is going to get a green jacket, a second-hand jacket moreover borrowed off a member of the club. That’s until you get one tailored in London by Augusta National, which after the first year you have to keep at Augusta National and can only wear when you are there.
Other tournaments have added a jacket to their golf trophies. And we suggest some of them should, ahem, jack it in. Take this one you get as winner of the RBC Heritage. On the plus side it would be easy to find in your wardrobe. But then why would you be looking for it?
The winner of the Soboba Golf Classic gets awarded with a shirt instead of a jacket. It is a ribbon shirt and is presented by the Soboba Indians. The trophy is delightfully different from the normal run of golf trophies, too.
You know this must be a sports trophy as someone is kissing it. You always have to kiss golf trophies for the cameras. It is in fact the one for the LPGA KEB-HanaBank Championship.
The habit of the winner kissing their golf trophies can be unfortunate. You might say this photo opportunity was a bit of a cock up. Or maybe not. After it this picture got the sponsor and tournament plenty of publicity. For the record, this is Cristie Kerr winner of the Longs Drugs Challenge trophy in 2002.. See – another sponsor mention. It works.
Cristie Kerr poses with another of her golf trophies, the KIA Classic one. Doesn’t really look like a classic golf trophy does it? But at least no one will snigger if she kisses this one.
The baby is not actually part of the Puerto Rico Open trophy. Winner Chesson Hadley has merely found a handy place to pop his son Hughes as his wife Amanda looks on…
…but the huge bunches of bananas are part of the prize for winning the Chiquita Classic.
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