Rory McIlroy

Is Rory McIlroy the Greatest 23-Year-Old Golfer in History?

Comparing Rory, Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus Through Age 23
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After back-to-back wins at the Deutsche Bank and BMW Championships, 23-year-old Rory McIlroy is closing in on a FedExCup title. The accompanying $10 million would buy world-class WAG Caroline Wozniacki a lot of bling, but I'm more concerned about Rory's place in history should he close the deal at the Tour Championship next week.

The question before us: Is McIlroy the greatest 23-year-old golfer in history? There are only three clear candidates — Rory, Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus — so let's take them one by one and let their numbers speak for themselves.


Golf's BMW Championship Quoteboard

Tiger, Rory and More Sound Off as FedEx Battle Resumes
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It's Round 3 of the battle for the FedExCup. Fresh off scorching the TPC Boston layout this past weekend, the best players in the world converge on Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind., for the BMW Championship. Here are the top 5 in FedExCup points through the Deutsche Bank Championship:

Golf's Deutsche Bank Championship: What They're Saying

Players Sound Off On FedExCup, Ryder Cup and More
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<p> Players Sound Off On FedExCup, Ryder Cup and More</p>

Round One of the FedExCup playoffs is in the books, and now we turn our attention to the PGA Tour's unique Friday-Monday event, the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston, which will wrap up on Labor Day afternoon, weather permitting.

FedExCup Power Rankings: The Top 15 Golfers

It's Playoff Season on the PGA Tour
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<p> It's Playoff Season on the PGA Tour</p>

It's playoff season on the PGA Tour, as the players descend on Bethpage State Park for The Barclays, the first of a four-tournament sprint to the FedExCup title and its accompanying $10 million payout.

Rory McIlroy's Winning Moments from the PGA Championship

Rory McIlroy Dominates at the PGA Championship

Rory's The Story at The Ocean Course
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<p> Rory's The Story at The Ocean Course</p>

Call it the Snore by the Shore. Twenty-one years after the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island brought the world's greatest players to their knees at the 1991 Ryder Cup in the famed "War by the Shore," Rory McIlroy turned the tables on Pete Dye's seaside creation, subduing the Ocean Course and an elite field in winning his second major championship in two years. In posting 13-under and winning by eight strokes, McIlroy reprised his eight-shot win at the 2011 U.S. Open, becoming the first player in golf history to earn his first two major wins in such dominant fashion.

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