So which happens first....Rory completes the career Grand Slam or Tiger gets his 15th major?
What Happens First: Rory Completes Slam or Tiger Wins 15th Major?
Poll Results: Which Happens First?
60% (47)Rory wins the Masters to complete the career grand slam
39% (31)Tiger Woods wins his 15th major championship
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I think that was @iacas but I'd gladly take credit.
However, I reckon mcilroy will eventually be the highest earner in golf! Surpassing tiger, It's a bold statement, but with youth, ability, and nike on his side, plus likeability, something which tiger lacks, the future seems very bright for Rory!
Since his last major victory, he's had 9 top 10 finishes out of 19 events played, including 2 last year. In that same span, Rory has played in 6 Masters, with 1 top 10 finish.
There are 4 opportunities a year for Tiger vs 1 for Rory.
The PGA Championship is coming up, which means Tiger has a chance to win this contest before Rory even gets to tee the ball at Augusta.
That is a great debatable question. Off hand, I would have to say Woods would win his 15th major. Then again, what if part of his problem at the Open was a physical problem? What if his back issue does not allow him to play "Tiger Golf" for another year or so?
On the other hand, what's to keep Mcllroy from winning the up coming PGAC, which would give him an even greater drive for winning his missing green jacket next year?
My guess is that Woods is not in tournament golf shape yet, and won't be for a few more months. I am assuming he left the tournament with no new, or lingering injuries. For 18 holes he was in good shape. The following 54 holes he played were riddled with mistakes that I think were brought on by fatigue. Both mental, and physical.
Although I think Mcllroy will eventually win his own grand slam, if he does not win the next Masters, Woods has the better chance at his 15th major. If Woods plays 8 more years, he has 32 chances at a major, where Mcllroy is looking at only 8 Masters during the same period of time. Lots of plausible arguments for both players in this debate, but the percentages favor Woods.
I will go with Rory and think he will win the Masters next year or the year after. He's got a ton of talent and that high ball flight, great putter,, and he is gaining experience and he knows he is quite capable of winning the Masters. He can be streaky and that could be a problem, but I will go with Rory. If he is on, he could run away with the Masters. He needs to get more consistent and that might improve as he gains more experience and confidence. I think Tiger may have some more majors in him, but they are probably not going to come as easy for him like they did before. Tiger's physical problems are a concern too.
I say Rory. I think he will do it right off the bat next year. As soon as he holed out on 18 yesterday, that became all he is thinking about. I don't think Tiger will get to 15th until his career is on the wain. I believe it will come in one last hurrah like Jack in 1986.
Pretty sure he's still thinking about the PGA this year… :D
And $10M for the FedExCup would be nice too…