Dec 25, 2021; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Arizona Cardinals defensive end J.J. Watt watch the action from the sideline against the Indianapolis Colts in the first half at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-Arizona Republic Nfl Indianapolis Colts At Arizona Cardinals

If you thought J.J. Watt’s ego took a hit when he saw his action figure, it took an even worse blow on Sunday thanks to, of all things, the British Open.

Watt and his wife, Kealia Ohai Watt of the NWSL’s Chicago Red Stars, were watching final round coverage of the Open. They saw video of a young Rory McIlroy on Kelly, an old talk show in Northern Ireland. In it, a 9-year-old McIlroy was interviewed by host Gerry Kelly and showed Kelly his practice routine where he chipped balls into a washing machine.

The video prompted an exchange from the pair, which ended with Watt’s golf game getting absolutely shredded by his wife.

Ouch. Way to hit him where it hurts.

Watt got some sympathy when he shared the story. By and large, though, Watt’s Twitter followers were more impressed by the burn Watt’s wife laid on him.

To be totally fair, Watt has roasted his own golf game before. Still, it hits a little differently when it comes from a loved one. Also, there are definitely worse golfers in the world, including some from his own family. Still, we think Watt chose the right sport to play.

And between his dad’s skills on the gridiron and his mom’s talent on the pitch, we’re guessing that Baby Watt will probably be a good athlete. Being a good golfer may just take a little more sweat.

[J.J. Watt]

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