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5 Reasons Why Rory McIlroy’s Recent Success is the Best Thing For Golf

Reasons Why Rory McIlroy's Recent Success is the Best Thing For Golf

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Rory McIlroy has been getting a lot of buzz ever since his victory at the 2014 British Open. Now he is just one major away from completing his career Grand Slam. Not too shabby considering he is only 25. With that, we look at five reasons why McIlroy's recent success is the best thing for golf.

5. Majors Record

Rory and Tiger
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5. Majors Record

Rory and Tiger
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Rory McIlroy still has a long ways to go, and Tiger Woods is still in the sport, but he could end up breaking the majors record. Jack Nicklaus has the most at 18. Woods will eventually give up the game he loves, which means fans will be looking to a new hero to break golf’s most famous record.

4. Next Best Thing Since Tiger Woods

Rory and Tiger
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4. Next Best Thing Since Tiger Woods

Rory and Tiger
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Say what you want about the Rory-Tiger comparisons, but it is hard to argue that McIlroy is not the next best thing since Tiger Woods. As I stated earlier, he already has three majors and is only 25. Pretty impressive.

3. Golf Headlines Love Him

Rory McIlroy
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3. Golf Headlines Love Him

Rory McIlroy
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Tiger gets the most headlines, but Rory is not too far behind. Woods will continue to dominate the headlines as long as he is in the sport, but Rory will gain more steam in that department as long as he continues to win tournaments.

2. Most Dominant Golfer in the Sport

Rory McIlroy
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2. Most Dominant Golfer in the Sport

Rory McIlroy
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When Rory McIlroy is playing at his best, no one is going to beat him. Like Tiger Woods was for a good amount of his career, McIlroy is the most dominant golfer in the sport.

1. Golf Needs a New Superstar

Tiger Woods
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1. Golf Needs a New Superstar

Tiger Woods
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Tiger Woods is still a superstar, but the golf world could use another one. It would be awesome if Woods returned to his former self, or even won a few more majors, but his time as the best golfer in the world may be over. That is not good for the sport if another superstar doesn't emerge.

Trevor Lowry is a Content Associate at RantSports.com. If you’re a tweeter feel free to follow him @TheTrevorLowry or add him to your network on Google.