British Open

15 Undeniable Truths After The Open

July 2014
Rory McIlroy

But Rory still needs to show he can win a tight one.

Should we be complaining about the ways a guy wins three majors before he turns 26? Probably not. Still, it's worth noting how McIlroy's three major wins have come in quite similar fashion: on difficult courses left vulnerable by placid conditions, and by building a sizable advantage and cruising from there. That alone isn't necessarily a bad thing. But it does speak to the chasm between McIlroy at his best and those weeks he's a hair out of sync. In other words, McIlroy's too good to only win when everything's clicking. Imagine how big his major haul can be when he develops a bit more grit. -- S.W.
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