Look what’s under the Christmas tree, with a big, shiny bow! Proof that Rory McIlroy is already better than Tiger Woods ever was. Here we go…
Remember 2009 when Y.E. Yang beat Tiger Woods in the PGA Championship? Tiger Woods was in his prime, winning seven tournaments that year. This was before the sex scandal. This was before Dr. Galea’s arrest. We were told Woods was going to win 30 majors and blow by Jack. That year, he won both Player of the Year and the FedEx Cup. He won Associated Press Athlete of the Decade! Woods was hitting on all cylinders, fully in his prime.
I’m sure you remember those days. But, do you remember this? Rory McIlroy finished in third place. Yes, that’s right: a 20-year-old Rory McIlroy finished just two strokes behind the “immortal” Woods. Young Rory, with one win on the European Tour and no majors finished two back.
Now, ask yourself Is Rory better now than he was in 2009, when his first major was still nearly two years in the future. Well, duh. He’s only about twice as good!!!
There you have it. Irrefutable proof that Monty was right. The Greatest Player of our lifetimes comes down to a battle between two men: Rory McIlroy and Jack Nicklaus.
Have a great day, everyone. Merry Christmas to you and yours!