Rory Roars Back to Back
This kid has some nerve. He’s got Caroline Wozniacki in tow as the girlfriend, he’s got the winning smile with the laser like irons.
He’s got about $8 Million in earnings on the PGA Tour alone due to 4 wins. His hot summer has yielded 3 trophies in the last month, and it feels Tiger like. It doesn’t compare in reality, but for a moment Sunday afternoon, it felt like it. Birdies at 15 and 16 down the stretch proved to be the difference maker.
As loaded as the leader board may have been, with Tiger, Vijay, Phil and Westwood contending, there was something to be afraid of regarding the state of each of their golf games…except for Rory’s.
Coming off of a thrilling win the previous weekend outside of Boston at the Deutsche Bank Championship, it felt like Rory’s presence was just about enough to give him the X Factor at Crooked Stick. The birdie fest is clearly Rory’s favorite tournament, as both of his major triumphs ended with him in double digits under par. In his last 8 rounds in the Fedex Cup Playoffs, the 23-year-old McIlroy is a whopping 40 under par, averaging 5 shots under par every time he tees it up. Imagine knowing you’re going to go that low every day you step on to the course? Keep dreaming…
As for the Tour, it’s a week off before the Fedex Cup finale at East Lake in Atlanta. $10 Million is on the table for the Fedex Cup Champion, and it’s definitely McIlroy’s to lose. So, will he make it his to win?