It seems that Tiger Woods’ spot at No. 1 is being filled by another golfer. Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy is doing everything what Tiger Woods used to do when he was at the top.
The U.S. Open title winner went to Wimbledon on Tuesday, chatting with John McEnroe and Andy Murray and taking a picture with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. And it seems that it was only yesterday when Federer watched Woods perform at golf competitions in Dubai and Doral.
McIlroy is the reigning king of golf, with all other major tournament winners disregarded. The 22-year-old impressed everybody with his performance at the U.S. Open, going wire-to-wire and setting a record in the process. The talented golfer is considered a favorite in the upcoming British Open, just like Tiger was a few years ago.
And, all of a sudden, golf experts started wondering whether McIlroy will be able to break Jack Nicklaus‘ record of eighteen professional majors, though Rory has 17 titles to win and Woods is just 4 major tournaments away from breaking the record.
In the meantime, Woods has had an 18-month winless streak and will probably miss the British Open. His flow of endorsements has been running dry since it was revealed that he was cheating on his wife. In fact, Woods signed his first endorsement since that sex scandal only now. The former No. 1 golfer agreed to promote a Japanese pain reliever, while McIlroy is on his way to winning new majors.