Golf's era of dominance now an age of parity

Tiger Woods of the U.S. tips his cap on the 18th green after finishing his final round of the...

Tiger Woods of the U.S. tips his cap on the 18th green after finishing his final round of the British Open Championship at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, northern England July 20, 2014. (REUTERS)

TIM MCKAY, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 3:08 PM ET

Tiger Woods’ era of dominance has given way to an age of parity, but that doesn’t make what Rory McIlroy has been able to accomplish any less impressive.

With three majors at the age of 25 — all in dominant fashion with a combined margin of victory of 18 shots — and three legs of the career Grand Slam under his belt, McIlroy has cemented himself as one of the present-day greats.

The problem is the bar has been set so high by Woods, that the inevitable comparisons aren’t really fair.

If you look at it in terms of majors, McIlroy really isn’t too far behind Woods. The young Northern Irishman now has three major championships by the age of 25 years and two months, while at the same age, Woods had five.

 


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