BTS star Kim Tae-Hyung asks Rory McIlroy for golf tips

Rory McIlroy has seen it all over the course of his glittering career. The Northern Irishman, still just 32, has become one of golf’s biggest stars. He was the face of EA Sports’ “PGA Tour” video game at one point, taking the Baton from Tiger Woods. With a win this weekend at Augusta National, they would become the sixth man to achieve a career in the Grand Slam, joining Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Woods.

Simply put, McIlroy is a living Legend who has resonated among Younger audiences, especially those who were unable to see Woods at his Absolute Peak.

One of those admirers is none other than Kim Tae-Hyung, also known as V, from the K-Pop supergroup BTS. On Friday, the group posted a video of Kim working on his swing:

Translated, the caption reads: “I’m looking @McIlroyRory to take Tae-Hyung Kim, gifted golfer.” To date, the video has racked up more than 8 million views.

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Kim has only been golfing for a few months, he told fans via WeVerse, a South Korean app that allows fans to communicate with their favorite artists. He owes much of his passion to his father, an avid golf fan in his own right.

Despite playing for just a few months, Kim’s swing looked smooth and level. His stance even resembled McIlroy’s slightly – albeit in a far less stressful environment.

BTS has been on a torrid run the past few months. It earned a Grammy Nomination for Best Pop Duo / Group Performance for its funk-infused summer anthem, “Butter.” The group received plaudits for its rendition of the track at the award show Sunday night as it wore sleek black suits that evoked images of James Bond.

With the group still in the US, it’s unknown if Kim will attend the Masters this year. The tournament is yet another opportunity for McIlroy to add to his list of accomplishments and further solidify his status as one of the finest golfers ever.

Perhaps Kim could sprinkle a bit of BTS’s good fortune on McIlroy, who will hope to overcome a subpar performance at last week’s Valero Texas Open and stake his claim for that vaunted green jacket.

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