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Tiger No Longer Intimidating Oponents

As if I needed another reason to respect Rory McIlroy, he has now decided to take a couple of jabs at Tiger Woods.  There’s been a lot of talk lately about whether or not Tiger should be asked to play for the U.S. squad in the upcoming Ryder Cup.  With the way he has played lately, he should be left off the team.  Chances are Corey Pavin will select him with one of his four captain’s picks come Sept. 7 because — despite being the center of everyone’s jokes — he’s still Tiger Woods.

McIlroy’s girlfriend, Holly Sweeney, is hot and his golf game is on the rise.  If anyone from the European Ryder Cup team should be talking smack it should probably be him, so I have no problem with it.  Here’s what McIlroy has to say about the prospect of facing Tiger, courtesy of Yahoo! News:

I would love to face [Woods]. Unless his game rapidly improves… I think anyone in the European team would fancy their chances against him.”

“There are a lot of American players playing better than him at the minute but it’s always an advantage to have Tiger Woods in your team,” said McIlroy.

“I think he’ll (Pavin) pick him. I don’t think it would go down too well in the States if he wasn’t picked.”

If Tiger doesn’t step his golf game up — and fast — he’ll have to prove to everyone that he can still be a good person and a good golfer.

Sources:
McIlroy: Tiger would be easy Ryder Cup prey [Out of Bounds]
Tiger easy meat for Ryder Cup team: McIlroy [Yahoo! News]


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  • Anonymous

    A wounded Tiger could be dangerous.
    Hope he backs off until he is completely healthy.
     Being second to Jack is not a flawed legagy!

    Rory is a neat/gracious person and I wish him the best.
    What ever happened to David Duval?