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Unavoidable Comparisons between Woods and McIlroy

Unavoidable Comparisons between Woods and McIlroy

Hearing the great names of Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy of the golf world playing together will not prevent any golf enthusiast from comparing one to the other. This thing is predictable and unavoidable since these two men involved in The Barclays Bethpage Black event are golf’s long-reigning king and its prince.

The 23-year-old Rory and the 36-year-old Tiger both have mutual respects toward each other. Tiger speaks of Rory as, “There are a few guys that I’ve actually grown up playing against that once they get rolling, they get rolling… … … And I think that Rory has that ability, once he gets rolling, he just makes birdie after birdie after birdie — not afraid to keep trying to push it, to try to shoot lower scores.”

While the Rory on the other hand describes the Tiger as, “It really focuses you from the get-go, a pairing like that. I feel every time I’ve played with Tiger, he’s sort of brought the best out of me. I really feel focused and obviously want to play well.”

When Tiger was younger, he has that innate charm to make a complicated golf game look simple. McIlroy is turning out to be the same based on how he performed at the 2011 US Open in the Congressional and another in the recent PGA Championship held at the Kiawah Island.

Though tagged as each other’s rival, both are looking forward to play good golf with each other. One will surely score better than the other but whatever happens, Tiger is Tiger while Rory is Rory.

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