Rory Just Won The Three Strongest Tournaments of the Year — in a row

Rory McIlroy didn’t merely win three strong tournaments in a row, he won the three strongest events of the 2014 golf season.  They were:

  1. British Open (902 OWGR points)
  2. PGA Championship (890 OWGR points)
  3. WGC-Bridgestone (804 OWGR points)

The U.S. Open was next at 789 OWGR points.

By the way, I’ve been monitoring the general sports media, and ESPN is all over Rory today.  He has gotten far more coverage than Johnny Football, so you know there’s been some serious coverage going on.  And there has been a noticeable decline in number of the Tiger Woods “placement ads” we’ve grown so accustomed to.  ESPN actually showed a chart of the multiple major winners since 2008.  Woods was, of course, nowhere to be found on it.

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5 Responses to Rory Just Won The Three Strongest Tournaments of the Year — in a row

  1. Anonymous says:

    PGA golf fame really is about short winning streaks…..The past players got most of their fame ONCE they started putting majors together…Go back to Arnold Palmer from 1960-62, Jack in the mid 60’s, and Eldrick in 1999-2000, who all won a bunch of majors in close proximity…..NOW we have Rory’s run…..Obviously, if he were to win the next two majors, he would be CEMENTED in as of the great all time players…..And that is the almost silly thing about sports….If Rory were to maintain his level of play for the rest of this season and half of next season…He could conceivably win 4,5,6,7 ect events in a row, get the career grand slam, get the ‘Rory Slam’, and be ahead of EVERYONE’S Major pace at the age of 26…….And this done in just a few years….

  2. Anonymous says:

    You kiss Rory’s ass as much as the media kisses Tiger’s. Rory is playing great golf … on saturated courses. The ending of the PGA Championship was a joke. Rory pushed the rules officials into letting him play his approach shot without Rickie and Phil’s permission. It doesn’t matter that Rory probably would have won anyway. Rory didn’t have to wait anxiously on that hole like everyone else, and Rickie and Phil weren’t given the opportunity to play their best golf because they were distracted and rushed. Rory thanked Rickie and Phil for their sportsmanship, but really Rickie and Phil were just too classy to complain. I lost a lot of respect for Rory last night because he showed that he cares more about winning than he does about other people and winning the right way. He really is the next Tiger.

    • lannyh says:

      He was trying to help out PGA/CBS. He could have said, I’ll play No. 18 tomorrow morning, thanks. He rushed his tee shot and almost went into the drink. If you want to blame someone, blame the guys who decided to start the final round at 8:30 am instead of 7:30.

    • Anonymous says:

      You did notice Rory putting his hands up in a ‘what is going on’ fashion? It looked like they were being told what to do….If you listened to Peter Kostis, he was making it sound like the players were being rushed by an outside group….The players were just going along with it without total understanding….

  3. Anonymous says:

    Can’t really include the WGC since it’s played on a crap course. Two good wins in the majors though.

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