After another eight-stroke major, Rory McIlroy will face an impossible match with Tiger Woods, for his career.
Both men won two majors before the age of 24 and had significant moments throughout. They all won the PGA Championship in doing so and rose to No. 1 in the world after winning.
Although it’s only been 13 years since Tiger beat Sergio Garcia at Medinah Country Club and McIlroy’s match on Sunday, golf has changed a lot in that time.
The biggest reason why Rory and Tiger can not be compared is the same in other sports: Who enters their leader at different times.
During Tiger’s reign in the early 2000s, technology didn’t have as bad an impact on the game as it does now.
Everyone knows about “Tiger-proofing” courses, right? That’s because Tiger just hit longer than anyone else. Technology has now leveled the playing field in unprecedented ways.
Sure, there are players today who break it more than anyone else – including McIlroy. However, it is one of the better lines in the game today, and the equipment is the reason.
The spread of golf technology has also increased the depth of the course.
The creation of the ball, the clubs, and the development in training have made the game more interesting than ever. It is easier to hit a straight ball today than it was 13 years ago.
The way technology affects golf really enhances the success of Tiger and McIlroy in their respective contexts.
Popularity Of Tiger
Although Tiger is famous for his ability to destroy opponents mentally as well as on the scoreboard, what he has done is start a dynamic that has been detrimental to good players. as it is at the top.
Essentially, golf is saying, “Dude, you’re too good. We need to lengthen our fairways, improve our techniques, and change the way we think about the game to give the same opportunity people against you.”
No matter how far golf technology has come since Tiger came on the scene, only his own decline and change have kept him from getting big.
What Would Make McIlroy’s First Major Success?
Tiger’s performance was unsurprisingly what would make McIlroy’s first major success.
With two major performances that rank among the best of all time, McIlroy is writing his legacy in unprecedented times.
The powerful McIlroy managed to dominate the two majors and make the court in a very competitive time and still play. This just goes to show the incredible talent that McIlroy has.
Despite standing at 5’10” and 160 pounds, McIlroy is also one of the tallest players in the game. While McIlroy looks bigger than he did a year ago, he is still smaller than most men. hit the ball.
Just look at the PGA Tour stats for driving distance leaders.
The men who beat him as far as McIlroy, and similar in height, are 30 pounds heavier, and the others are 6’3″ and 6’4″.
Without Tiger, however, the poor courses and golf skills of the arm wrestling program probably wouldn’t have mattered. Even Rory McIlroy, the thought of golf may not exist, because of the unprecedented way Tiger globalized golf.
The fact that Tiger is a regular student of McIlroy creates more problems when trying to compare the two.
What will Tiger do next? He is about 10 years old. Can McIlroy keep the momentum going after so much success at such a young age?
That is why it is different than saying that Tiger and Rory are from different times of golf.
How did Tiger maintain a good line of players? Can he still make his will for the opposition to pass?
When reporting on Tiger and Rory’s early success, there are more questions than answers.
What each superstar has done in their own unique way has created a great future for the game of golf. After all, the promise of tomorrow is the best in sports.