When people think of Rory McIlroy, is Cam Newton the next name that comes to mind? How about when they think of Cam Newton, do they next think of Rory McIlroy?
Both men already have Hall of Fame careers behind them at the age of 26. Rory has four majors; Cam has a Heisman Trophy and a NCAA National Championship. And those are just a sampling of their successes.
Jordan Spieth might protest, but it’s fair to say Cam Newton and Rory McIlroy are the two biggest stars in their sports. Rory is hot on the heels of Jack Nicklaus’s record of 18 majors. Cam Newton is 12-0 and looking to pilot the Carolina Panthers to football’s first 19-0 season. How hard is it to win every game in the NFL? Well, it was last done by the Miami Dolphins who went 17-0. In 1972.
Neither Cam nor Rory was yet born. Which leads us to a key element of this article…
Rory McIlroy: Born on May 4, 1989.
Cam Newton: Born on May 11, 1989.
A week apart! And to think some people don’t believe in astrology. Clearly the stars were advantageously aligned in May 1989.