Peter Dawson, the chief executive of the golf governing body, says that that Rory McIlroy, the current world number one, will be the next huge golfing star. While the 23 year old golfer is enjoying his recent golfing successes, Tiger Woods is still fighting to get back his top form.
Dawson said that each generation has their own star and Rory is a young guy whereas Tiger is in his mid-thirties – Rory is the future. It has taken a while for ory’s game to have the consistencey needed to compete at the very top, and Rory took part in a whole lot of tours coming through like this.
It is also a very good time for British golf as well as European golf as so many golfers from this continent is playing very well at tour events in recent years.
Comparisons with Tiger should be held off for the time being – Rory McIlroy won the US Open 2011, whereas Tiger last won a major in the year 2008 at the US Open, but has a massive 13 Major titles. Tiger is also the most popular golfer, and the one that TV companies are very interested in.