Is Rory the next Tiger? The answer is “No.” Tiger was the greatest confluence of performance and persona golf has ever seen. But Rory is well on his way to becoming the next great player in the game.
Notes from the U.S. Open. Rory McIlroy shot an impressive first-round 65. Many players found the opening 199-yard, par-3 10th hole a little daunting. Congressional is the second longest course in U.S. Open history.
Majors change their champions. But Graeme McDowell, last year’s winner, feels like just another player at the U.S. Open. Repeating will be tough, given his performance this year.