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Rory McIlroy wins the BMW Championship
By mustang6560 on 9/10/12
Rory McIlroy won the BMW Championship Sunday to become the first player since Tiger Woods in 2009 to win back to back on the PGA Tour.
"The more you put yourself in this position, and the more you win and the more you pick up trophies, it becomes normal," McIlroy said after his two-shot win over Phil Mickelson and Lee Westwood. "And it feels like this is what you're supposed to do."

For the longest time, this was what Woods used to do.

"I don't think I'm quite there yet," McIlroy said. "But I'm getting to that stage where I'm thinking, 'This is what I should be doing. I should be lifting a trophy at the end of the week.' It's been great. The last four, five weeks have been incredible, some of the best golf that I've ever played. I'm going to try and keep the run going for as long as possible."
If you rewind to late spring or early summer, Rory was struggling on the golf course. In fact, following a missed cut at The Players, the Memorial, and the U.S. Open, the golf media was ready to write off Rory. But, that was then. It's amazing what a PGA Championship victory and two consecutive playoff victories will do for your stock.

Even though it doesn't feel "normal" yet to be on the leaderboard week in and week out for Rory, it feels normal to me. But, don't worry Rory, it'll come. One day it'll feel as natural as sticking a 4-iron from 200+ yards inside five feet.

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legitimatebeef says:
There's millions of golfers in this world and right now McRory is the daddy of them all, unquestionable. Other players have been number one, but Rory is exerting some Tiger Woods-like dominance. Woods will never confess his feelings but I do wonder what he is feeling about all this. Probably kind of pissed that some young kid is grabbing the spotlight and getting on track to beat his records. Back when Tiger was killing it, where was his competition? Phil was the closest thing Tiger had to a foil. But even at his best Phil is no dominator. I think for several years there was a lull in the competition, most everyone content to be subjugated by Tiger while enjoying the huge incomes they earned just by existing on the tour. On a deeper level though Tiger is probably glad about it, every all-time great needs a proper foil.
9/10/12
 
GolfSmith7 says:
Watching Rory has been like watching vintage Tiger he has been that dominate lately. That being said by age 24 Tiger had 15 tour wins. That means Rory would have to win 9 more wins from here till his 24th birthday on May 4th. I don't see it happening. I am rooting for Tiger to break Jack's Major's record and then pass the baton to Rory but watching those two together lately has been really fun.
9/10/12
 
GBogey says:
Feels like when Tom Watson first starting beating Jack.
9/10/12
 
mmontisano says:
he may not have more wins than Tiger at his age, but he has more majors...
9/10/12
 
GolfSmith7 says:
@badcaddy no he doesn't he has the same amount, two!

nz.sports.yahoo.com/golf/news/article/-/14535380
9/10/12
 
mmontisano says:
"McIlroy is 23 years, three months and eight days - making him the sixth youngest player to win two majors, putting him marginally ahead of Woods."
9/10/12
 
GolfSmith7 says:
lol so now we counting months and days? dude they were both 23 geez ok you win lol smh
9/11/12
 
Kurt the Knife says:
I thought DJ's performance was pretty impressive. Maybe paired with TW, he felt he had to bring it. His short game was really hot last holes
9/11/12
 
mmontisano says:
they laid an egg when paired together at the last President's Cup.
9/12/12
 
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