The British Open title, the Bridgestone Invitational title and now the World Number 1 status in the space of two weeks. Life won’t get much better for the Northern Irish star Rory Mcilroy as he yet again holds out Sergio Garcia to win by two shots in Ohio. Mcilroy went into the final round two shots behind his European counterpart Sergio Garcia and quickly reduced the gap and take the lead within the first five holes.
Garcia shot an incredible 9 under-par round on the second day to take control of the tournament. He managed one birdie and eight pars on the front nine of day 2 but produced a true master class performance as he carded eight birdies on the back nine.
Garcia couldn’t repeat this back nine on the final day. Both Garcia and Mcilroy headed into the final nine level pegging on 14 under par. Mcilroy birdie the eleventh from eight feet and Garcia missing his birdie opportunity from a few inches closer. Mcilroy’s lead was extended as Garcia pulled his tee shot left of the 15th green and was unable to get up and down for par. A two shot lead with three to play meant Rory was finally in control of the tournament after a dominating display by Garcia.
This means Garcia has won just three times after holding the 54 hole lead on sixteen different occasions. This ultimately means people are starting to question whether Garcia is good enough to become one of the worlds best? He has come close on many occasions in the majority of the golfing majors but has never taken the title. Is he the modern day Greg Norman? Always competing for first place but never quite performing well enough.
It is the complete opposite when it comes to talking about Rory Mcilory as he takes the golfing world by storm to reach the World Number 1 status since march 2013. Has he peaked or is there more still to come from the golfing star? I believe this is only the start to his world domination. Mcilroy will soon become the new Tiger Woods where he is feared by everyone and is the favourite for any tournament no matter what the circumstances.