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Rory McIlroy

CAN'T NAME THE BEATLES

'I Wanna Say George Lucas?'

7/18/2014 7:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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A former Comedy Central star is BLASTING Rory McIlroy ... after the golfer said he thought George Lucas was one of the members of the Beatles.

Seriously. 

It all went down last night ... McIlroy -- along with a bunch of other golfers including Bubba Watson -- did a segment for ESPN and were asked to name all 4 of the boys from Liverpool. 

Rory's answer ... "I wanna say George Lucas."

Nope. 

Still, closer than Bubba Watson ... who answered, "I have no clue the names of The Beatles."

The clip PISSED off Ben Hoffman from Comedy Central's, "The Ben Show" ... who blasted the golfers on Twitter ... calling McIlroy a "f**king idiot" before putting the crosshairs on Watson. 

"Bubba Watson is 35. How uninteresting is your fucking life that you live 35 years without learning the names of the fucking Beatles?"

He went on, "Bubba Watson should be smashed over the head with a 9 iron. F**king s**thead doesn't even know who Paul McCartney is."

"They flew into John Lennon Airport, grabbed their clubs, and went to play golf. No idea who The Beatles were."

Dude's got a point. 

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5 COMMENTS

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FREEDOM    

WHAT IS SO HARD ABOUT KNOWING MUSIC HISTORY????

75 days ago
2.

FREEDOM    

GOERGE HARRISO WAS THE LEAD GUITARIST...

75 days ago
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FREEDOM    

GOERGE HARRISON!!!

75 days ago
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LilyLangtry    

Gotta agree with Ben. Anyone who doesn't know the name of all 4 Beatles probably had their heads in a hole in one. I am too young to have been familiar with a lot of musical superstars but I know the names Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, George M. Cohan and a host of others. I guess you don't need to be the brightest star in the sky to be a golfer. I teach elementary school and our music teacher teachers Beatles, Josh Groban, Fleetwood Mac and many other icons of music. Wake up guys.

74 days ago

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