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Rory McIlroy: Why Golf's Hottest Young Star Will Come Up Empty

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Rory McIlroy: Why Golf's Hottest Young Star Will Come Up Empty
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Rory McIlroy took the golf world by storm in 2011, winning a major tournament and suffering a heartbreaking collapse in another one.

He’s since become one of the most popular golfers in the world and seems poised to take over the No. 1 ranking in the near future.

But just because he’s the eventual heir to the golf throne doesn’t mean he’ll be successful again right away.

Here are five reasons McIlroy will come up short in the 2012 British Open.

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