In both of his major victories, Rory McIlroy blew away the field. He won by eight strokes in both his 2011 U.S. Open and 2012 PGA Championship victories.
McIlroy used the same formula for both victories: Start to separate in the third round and use a hot putter to annihilate the field in the final round.
McIlroy has been questioned for having the killer instinct. It’s been asked if he just views the game as a hobby rather than a mission, like Tiger Woods does.
He is much more open than Woods in terms of his relationship to both fans and media. He doesn’t bark every time a person gives him a wrong look.
Due to McIlroy’s knack for getting leads and extending them, here are the six reasons he will catch and surpass Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 majors.