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If he replaced the "World’s Most Interesting Man" on those beer ads, would you be surprised?
McIlroy the celebrity hit new heights this year with his romance with tennis star Caroline Wozniacki, and his game entered the stratosphere.
During the weekend at the WGC-Bridgestone Classic, something clicked with his game. You could see it in his eyes.
The very next week, he tore apart the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island and ran away Sunday with his second major—the PGA Championship.
McIlroy rode his hot hand all the way down to the TOUR Championship on wins the previous two weeks at the Deutsche Bank and the BMW before falling to Brandt Snedeker.
At only 23, he still comes across as the neighborhood kid who wants to mow your lawn for $10.
Right now though, he is the best golfer on the planet and still has yet to tap his full potential.