KIAWAH ISLAND TRAVEL: SO MANY CHOICES
VOLUME 3 ISSUE 35
Deutsche Bank Championship
winner Rory McIlroy
Euro Tour’s Struggles At Home
Streb’s Web.com Breakthrough
The ‘Merit’ In Amateur Invites
Rory McIlroy is longer, younger, healthier,
friendlier, and, yes – right now on a golf
course – scarier than Tiger Woods.
He also is, in the afterglow of Monday’s
FedEx Cup win at the Deutsche Bank
Championship, the presumptive favorite for
Player of the Year.
For his part, Woods remains only more
dangerous now than he once was dominant.
Still, his lurking 66 in the final round was
loaded with positives. But his third-place finish
behind McIlroy and Louis Oosthuizen wasn’t
what he signed up for.
To be fair, Woods wasn’t the only player
roasted by world No. 1 Rory. Just the most
famous. And to be sure, Tiger is not chopped
liver despite what his most strident critics
would have you believe.
But if what we now are seeing isn’t the
beginning of the passing of the torch from one
great champion to the next big thing in golf, it’s
a genuine mirage. Which is an oxymoron that
only a complete moron would dispute.
“I’m delighted at the minute,” said McIlroy,
who lives in the moment, seconds after the
last putt dropped.
He had just survived a scratchy bogey-par
finish on the last two holes to tie Tiger for
most PGA Tour wins this year with three. The
tiebreaker, of course, is the major McIlroy won
at the Kiawah PGA. Woods in 2012 went 0-4
again on the biggest stages.
Meanwhile, U.S. captain Davis Love III’s four
Ryder Cup picks are coming at mid-morning
today (N. Y. time). The educated guess here:
Stricker (veteran), Furyk (veteran), Snedeker
(hot) and Fowler (unafraid).