If you’re one of those people that believes that the robot apocalypse is nigh, what you’re about to see isn’t going to make you feel any better about the future of humankind.
A robot named Eldrick – yes, he’s named after the world famous Eldrick “Tiger” Woods – made an appearance at the Waste Management Open at TPC Scottsdale this weekend and registered an ace on the 16th hole on Wednesday during a practice round.
So if you were taking solace in ‘hitting a golf ball’ being one of the few remaining things a robot can’t do as well as a human, you can now cross that off your list.
When Eldrick The Robot hit the shot, which was reportedly his fifth attempt, the crowd went absolutely wild, giving us a glimpse at a future where robot athletes are lauded by fans around the world much like our favorite human athletes are today.
Today it’s Eldrick The Robot hitting hole-in-ones, tomorrow it’s SkyNet beginning a nuclear holocaust. You’ve been warned.
Bryan Altman is, for some reason, an unabashed fan of the Rangers, Jets and Mets. If he absolutely had to pick a basketball team it would be the Knicks, but he’d gladly trade them for just one championship for any of his other three teams.