BMW Championship 2012: Rory McIlroy Distinguishing Himself as World's Best
When Rory McIlroy won the Deutsche Bank Championship last week, he firmly established himself—if it wasn't already clear—as the best golfer in the world.
Now, he's just rubbing it in.
McIlroy shot a five-under at Crooked Stick on Sunday to capture the BMW Championship, which is good for his second title in a row and third win in his last four events.
In doing so, the Irishman became the first golfer since some guy named Tiger Woods to win two straight tournaments. He also tied Woods and some other guy named Jack Nicklaus as the only players to win six before the age of 24.
McIlroy is just on a different level right now. He's a cool 54 strokes under par in his last four tournaments and this week's performance at the BMW might have been the best of his storied month.
Considering exactly what he's done over the last month, that's quite the statement.
Back in early August, McIlroy destroyed the competition at the PGA Championship. He shot 13-under, beating second-place finisher David Lynn by eight strokes and setting multiple records in the process.
After he shot one-under and "only" finished 24th at The Barclays, McIlroy came back and shot 20-under at TPC Boston for the win last week.
However, his win this weekend was better than all of that.
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McIlory held off, without a doubt, the toughest and most intimidating leaderboard yet. Breathing down his neck on Sunday were Lee Westwood, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson, Adam Scott, Vijay Singh and Bubba Watson.
And he beat them all.
McIlroy didn't lead the entire tournament until there were eight holes left on Sunday. He's proven he can get out in front and hold a lead, and now he's proven he can trigger the clutch gene and make a fourth-round comeback.
There's no one even close to McIlroy right now. Don't be surprised if he wins the Tour Championship in two weeks and then leads Europe past the United States in the Ryder Cup after that.
For a guy who was actually having a relatively tough season until the stroke of August, this is a truly amazing run. Just sit back and enjoy the ride.
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