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2014 PGA Championship: 5 Reasons Why Rory McIlroy Will Win

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Reasons Why Rory McIlroy Will Win PGA Championship

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Rory McIlroy is entering the 2014 PGA Championship with a lot of momentum. It would not be a surprise if the world’s best golfer won his third straight tournament in a row. Of course, he will have plenty of competition this week. With that, we look at five reasons why McIlroy will win.

5. No. 1 Golfer in the World

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5. No. 1 Golfer in the World

Rory McIlroy
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For what it’s worth, Rory is the No. 1 golfer in the world. Being ranked No. 1 doesn’t guarantee any future success, but it does have a nice ring to it.

4. No Tiger (probably) to Distract Him

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4. No Tiger (probably) to Distract Him

Tiger Woods
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Tiger Woods could still play at the 2014 PGA Championship. If he doesn’t, then McIlroy doesn’t have the distraction of Tiger playing in the tournament. Sure, Rory is a much better golfer than Woods right now, but it has to take some pressure off of him when he isn’t constantly being compared to arguably the best golfer who has ever played the sport. If Tiger doesn’t play, he is completely taken out of the picture.

3. He’s the Favorite

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3. He’s the Favorite

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Plain and simple, Rory is the favorite to win the PGA Championship.

2. Having a Great Season

Rory McIlroy
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2. Having a Great Season

Rory McIlroy
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Rory McIlroy is having a solid season, which is exactly what he needed after the season he had last year. McIlroy has finished in the top 10 eight times on the year. That doesn’t include what he has done on the European Tour, which is three more top-10 finishes.

1. McIlroy has Won Two Tournaments in a Row

Rory McIlroy
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1. McIlroy has Won Two Tournaments in a Row

Rory McIlroy
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McIlroy has won two tournaments in a row. One of those tournaments was the Open Championship. The other was this past weekend’s tourney. You could say that the No. 1 golfer in the world is riding a lot of momentum into the last major of the year.

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.