Monday, March 16, 2009
Tiger Woods Thinks Rory McIlroy Could Be the Best
You don't hear Tiger Woods talking about another golfer as tops in the game, but that's just what Rory McIlroy will do to you.
Saturday, after Woods shot a 68 at Doral, he was asked about the potential of McIlroy being the top golfer in the world.
"There's no doubt," Woods said. "But hopefully it's not while I'm around," he added, laughing. "Certainly he has the talent. We can all see it. The way he hits the ball, the way he putts, the way he can chip, and get up-and-down. He has the composure and all the components to be the best player in the world. It's just a matter of time and experience and then gaining that experience in big events. That just takes time and, I mean, geez, he's only 19. Just give him some time and I'm sure he'll be there."
Obviously if you are catching Tiger's attention, you are doing something right.
I love McIlroy's games, but as I wrote at FanHouse last week, it is scary he is getting this much media attention at such a young age. As we've seen in the past, teenagers at constant media attention normally don't mix well. Just ask Justin Rose.