He has made his presence felt in Europe and North America and he has a chance to walk with the giants of the game.
McIlroy, 23, has already won two major championships and he should be on track to pick off more major titles on an annual basis.
While Tiger Woods was the standard by which all other golfers measured themselves for years, it appears that McIlroy holds that crown right now.
Golf fans would love to see a resurgence by Woods, so that the game's two superstars could compete against each other while both playing at their highest level.
Woods could get there again. McIlroy is already at that level.
McIlroy is simply untouchable right now.