The ice brigade continues as the ALS ice bucket challenge replaces Dufnering as the game’s most contagious social media phenomenon. Most recently, Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods, who were together in New York to appear on The Tonight Show and to promote a new Nike product launch, accepted what has become the biggest chill in golf.
— Rory Mcilroy (@McIlroyRory) August 19, 2014
Within the allotted 24 hours, former President George W. Bush accepted Rory’s challenge, showing a little presidential humor along the way:
Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson, whose longtime caddie and friend Bruce Edwards died from ALS, took the challenge to a new level and then issued another challenge to the team members who will travel to Gleneagles with Watson in September.
Seven members of the U.S. Ryder Cup team, including a shirtless Bubba Watson, accepted (viewer discretion advised: excessive back hair).