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First Take’s Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss whether Rory McIlroy is as good as Tiger Woods was in his prime.
Bizarrely enough I have been following golf as of late, the emergence of Rory McIlroy and the pre-match talk of The Ryder Cup has kept me heavily enthralled. Since 2011 Rory McIlroy, the young Golfer from Northern Ireland has maintained a mature level of consistency, formerly seen by Tiger Woods during his early playing days on numerous golf courses. His victory last year at the US Open confirmed many expert’s thoughts that the kid was destined for greatness, as his victory at the Congressional Country Club was won in record fashion, beating Jason Day by eight shots. He followed that up this year by winning the PGA Championship by another record eight shots, thus making him the youngest multiple majors champion since Seve Ballestores.
So what’s next for Rory McIlroy? The Ryder Cup of course. The competition which takes place over the weekend will see Rory take on rival Tiger Woods and the rest of USA’s finest. According to Tiger Woods himself the world number one is a marked man and Team USA are looking to target the Northern Irishman during the course of the competition at the Medinah Country Club. Whether or not Rory will falter under pressure is another story, nonetheless it will be a momentous occasion for the world of golf.
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