Forget the Tiger Woods vs. Rory McIlroy Match-Up...Let's See McIlroy vs.Fowler!

Shane PattonCorrespondent ISeptember 29, 2010

Even though it would violate the "spirit" of the Ryder Cup, many people would love to see Corey Pavin and Colin Montgomerie arrange for Tiger Woods and European youngster Rory McIlroy to play each other in singles play.

The back-in-forth between the two has caused a stir at Celtic Manor and many fans are waiting for Tiger to put McIlroy in his place.

I'm more interested in arranging a "battle of the hair" match between Caddy Shack Spaulding Smails look-a-like Rickie Fowler and smack talk'in Rory McIlroy.

Even though the Ryder Cup features a blind draw, it would be a great to see the two up-and-comers in singles play.

At the age of 21, both players are looking to make a name for themselves against some of the best golfers in the world.

McIlroy does have a European Tour victory as well as a PGA Tour win, while Fowler has none. What Fowler does have is still impressive, making 16-of-21 cuts, two second place finishes, and five top 10 finishes in his young career.

Both players bring international team competition experience with them to this year's Ryder Cup.

McIlroy helped lead the 2004 European Junior Ryder Cup Team to victory, while Fowler went undefeated in four matches to help lead the U.S. Team to victory in the 2009 Walker Cup.


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