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The best reason to root for Rory

March 01, 2009

Rory McIlroy, the 19-year-old from Northern Ireland, does not dawdle. Lawrence Donegan of the Guardian writes:

"Unlike the drones of the PGA Tour, McIlroy steps up to his ball and gives it a hearty swipe. The only fuss involved is the fuss he creates outside the ropes. 'I think he plays the game like Seve [Ballesteros] did,' argues (agent Chubby) Chandler. 'He gets up and hits his ball, chases after it and then hits it again.'"

Here's to a long and illustrious career.

-- John Strege