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Similarities between Golf’s Tiger and Rory

Similarities between Golf’s Tiger and Rory

The American Tiger Woods is with no doubt a living legend in the golf world. He did a remarkable history winning four-straight majors between the US Open and the Masters, in 2000 and 2001, respectively. With all due respect, Tiger Woods is Tiger Woods. There can only be one Tiger Woods in the world of golf.

But, since the Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy seems to be moving with a similar direction as what Tiger took, we cannot negate the comparisons going on between the two. Here are some notable similarities between their experiences:

Both golfers experienced dominant major championship victories. That is, Tiger won the 1997 Masters while Rory in the 2011 US Open. These are considered trial periods and were described as adjustment phases since Tiger won only once in the 1998 season while Rory missed four out of five cuts.

The two players came out from their respective experiences with very astonishing victories. Tiger held off Sergio Garcia in the 1999 PGA at Medinah while McIlroy finished up leading by eight shots at Kiawah Island.

Both Tiger and Rory made their stances even stronger by bagging their follow up wins for second majors. Tiger won the tournament which is now called the Bridgestone Invitational just two weeks after his first one followed by another four consecutive wins at different tournaments in the same season, and immediately another two victories for the succeeding season. McIlroy, on the other hand, did a back-to-back to win at the Deutche Bank and BMW after his US Open victory, locking up in his record the honor of being the Player of the Year.

Aren’t these two golfers interesting? Yes, Tiger and Rory definitely are. Let us just all wait and see what these two have in the near future.

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