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5 Reasons Why Rory McIlroy Should Be Considered the Next Tiger Woods

Reasons Why Rory McIlroy Is the Next Tiger Woods

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Whether if Rory McIlroy wants to be compared to Tiger Woods or not, it is going to happen. McIlroy is coming off of a very impressive performance at the 2014 British Open. He now only has to win the Masters to complete his career Grand Slam. With that, we look at five reasons why McIlroy is the next Tiger Woods.

5. Nike Deal

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5. Nike Deal

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Read into it however you want, but McIlroy is the new Nike guy. Sure, Woods still wears Nike’s apparel and golfs with their product, but McIlroy’s huge contract speaks pretty loudly. There was even a Nike commercial that showed Tiger and Rory competing at the range with one another when that deal first went down.

4. Best Golfer in the World

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4. Best Golfer in the World

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The world rankings don’t mean everything. Throw those out the window and I am sure many fans would agree that Rory McIlroy is the best golfer in the world. He did just win the 2014 Open Championship. That has to count for something.

3. Already Has 3 Majors

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3. Already Has 3 Majors

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McIlroy is only 25 years old. Yet, he has already won three majors. Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods are the only golfers who have won three legs to the Grand Slam faster.

2. Dominant When At His Best

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2. Dominant When At His Best

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Like Tiger used to be, Rory McIlroy is dominant when he is at his best. Think back to the 2011 U.S. Open and you will get an idea of that (McIlroy won by eight shots).

1. Everyone Knows He is the Next Tiger

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1. Everyone Knows He is the Next Tiger

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If you don’t like the comparisons between Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, I am sure you could at least agree that McIlroy is the next superstar in golf. Players like Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth and whoever it may be are clearly great, but everyone knows that Rory is the next greatest player in this sport.