Rory McIlroy: Wins First Major at US Open, Is This First of Many for McIlroy?
Could Rory McIlroy Eventually Go Down As One of the Best Golfers Ever?
22 year old Rory McIlroy put it in cruise control earlier this afternoon when he shot a 16-under 268 to completely dominate the field and win the 2011 U.S. Open.
McIlroy was so good that he actually shot four shots better than the previous U.S. Open scoring record which was -12
In comparison to the greats McIlroy won the U.S. Open at the same age, 22, that golfing great Jack Nicklaus won his first of 18 majors.
Such a historic performance by a 22 year old obviously has garnered a lot of attention for the youngster from Northern Ireland, but now it leaves me wondering if he will be able to continue the hot streak.
To put this all in perspective McIlroy only needs to win 17 more majors to tie Nicklaus and 18 to break the record held by the all-time great.
I think it’s an easy assumption to say that he will win at least one more major, but how about multiples?
I think the question is easily answered.
If Rory McIlroy plays like even half the golfer he was today for the rest of career we will be looking at one of the all-time greats.
His name will go right on par with the likes of Nicklaus and Woods.
But, what if he plays like three-quarters of the golfer he was today, or I dare say what if he plays the same?
If so, I think we could be looking at not just one of the best golfers of this generation, but one of the best of all time!
Now, don’t get me wrong that is an incredibly bold statement that McIlroy has to live up to, and he will have to have a career playing the same quality of golf that he did in his first major win, but if he can do it…
I’m scared to think of how great he could be.
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