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Over this same time, Rory McIlroy has played Augusta at a whopping eight over par. The Northern Irishman's past three Masters have looked like this: 2012 (+5), 2011 (-4), 2010 (+7).
Now, it's worth mentioning that Rory was cut in the '10 Masters, but that's hardly a reason to ignore this comparison.
There are many more ways to slice this head-to-head rivalry at Augusta, and each statistic almost always points in favor of Woods. Consider the following:
- In his best finish at the Masters (2011), McIlroy actually experienced one of the biggest major-championship collapses in recent memory, shooting a final round 80 en route to a disappointing T15 finish. McIlroy led the tournament's first three days of play.
- Speaking of Sundays at Augusta: In his three opportunities to play a final round at the Masters, Rory has broken par just once, in 2009. Tiger, meanwhile, has only failed to break par in the final round at Augusta three times in 16 chances.
- While the Masters has been Tiger's best major since 2009, where he has finished T6, T4, T4, and T40 over his last four tournaments, it has been Rory's worst by far. It is the only major where the golfer has failed to achieve at least one top-ten finish, with his past four tournaments looking like this: T20, Cut, T15, T40.
We could go on all day, but despite his higher world ranking and one-stroke victory over Tiger at this year's Duel at Jinsha Lake, Rory will still be looking up to TW at Augusta in 2013.