Rory McIlroy, who is presently positioned first in the Official World Golf Ranking, has emerged as a rival for Tiger Woods. Indeed, McIlroy has been a superior golfer to Woods over the past few golf seasons, rising consistently in the OWGR and winning two majors..
Since the early 2000s, when Woods established himself as the world’s most dominant golfer, golf fans and the golfing press have awaited the emergence of a rival for Woods. Finally, in the course of the simultaneous rise of Rory and fall of Tiger, Woods’ first real rival has surfaced.
However, throughout Tiger’s career, other golfers have challenged Woods.