Tiger is getting better every week. If he stays healthy my money is on him. People are giving Rory more credit than he deserves. Is he good, absolutely but he has more to prove before he's the next Tiger Woods. Like surpassing all the other legendary players that have won more than him and less than Tiger.
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69% (29)Tiger Woods
30% (13)Rory McIlroy
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Because when Tiger dominated all those years, he didn't really win a golf tournament every week, but.....he stayed relevant almost every tournament and was in sunday contention as much too, even if he had a not so particularly good ball striking week.
Sound familiar ?
Yeah....that's what happened last week at BMW.
I think...for the first time since 2010, Tiger Woods was in contention in a tournament he didn't particularly play so well....as opposed to those Sundays where he played brilliantly, only to be beaten by some other player who played a notch better.
If this continues, expect to see the fight for head honcho of world golf to be a 2 horse race between Rory and Tiger.
Well..after a week's break, lets see if Rory really has what it takes...or was he just riding a temporary form wave...
I am really pumped up for next week !
I was shocked to see this, I didn't know that was the case. Rory has played only 4 straight Euro Tour events (in addition to WGCs and Majors, which also count).
In 18 events, Tiger has had six finishes this year outside the top-25: 2 MCs (Quail Hollow, Greenbriar), 2 T-40s (Masters, Players), a T38 (Barclays), and a WD.
In 15 events, Rory has had 5 finishes outside the top-25: 3 MCs (Players, Memorial, US Open), T-40 (Masters), and T-60 (Open Champ).
That's not terribly different. Rory has 9 top-10s to Tiger's 8 (11 vs. 9 if you add in Rory's and Tiger's Euro tour results).
In the Majors, it appears that Tiger (T40, T21, T3, T11) has performed more consistently, but Rory (T40, MC, T60, W) got a Win.
I see no clear leader in the "consistency" column this year. I see Rory winning more overall, and winning when it counts (Major, playoffs). Rory has had a better year by all accounts, and I see no reason why that might change next year.
Edited by k-troop - 9/13/12 at 11:19am
I was too late to vote, which might be a good thing since I think I changed my mind twice while scrolling through everyone's answers. My first instinct was to say Tiger because of how consistently he is near the top even when not winning when he's the "Good Tiger," which I think we'll see more of this year. But the same argument certainly could be made for Rory. And Rory likely will play a few more tournaments, although he does have a higher number of European stops than Tiger. It sure would be good for the game to see them both pick up several wins this year.
I will pick Tiger but it has more to do with who I want to see have a better year than who I think will have a better year. Rory is on a roll but switching all of his clubs and ball is a big step and may take some time to adjust.
Rory has a long way to go before he comes close to Tiger and his records and it is worth noting that Tiger did a lot more for golf than just win tournaments. Tiger put golf on the map in front of unprecedented audiences. People who had never played or watched golf in their life would tune in to see Tiger. Tiger's impact on the game cannot be overstated.