Rory McIlroy idolized Tiger Woods. He’s competed in opposition to him. He’s additionally relatively pleasant with Jack Nicklaus and smartly conscious about what the Golden Undergo has achieved.

So, who’s the G.O.A.T.?

“Within the historical past of our recreation no person has performed higher golfing than Tiger Woods,” McIlroy stated Monday on “Morning Force”. “Whilst you glance – 2000, 2001, that complete stretch – no person has performed the caliber of golfing that he performed then. That’s why I feel he’s the most efficient participant to ever are living, as a result of no person reached the degrees that he did. In my estimation, he’s the most efficient to ever do it.”

Woods has 82 PGA Excursion wins (tied with Sam Snead for the best-ever report) and 15 primary titles (2d).

Nicklaus has 18 primary titles (first) and 73 Excursion wins (3rd).

Whilst many will recognize Nicklaus as the best, given his primary haul, McIlroy says that Woods’ domination offers him the threshold.

“I feel it’s the relentlessness. Again in the ones years I used to be speaking about – 9 wins, after which the following yr it could be 10 wins, then the following yr it could be 8 wins. It was once simply yr after yr of relentless excellence.

“I feel his 82 PGA Excursion occasions that he’s received is just about extra spectacular than the 15 majors. The inducement to rise up each morning and say, ‘Yep, I’m going to stay in this adventure, stay dominating other folks’ – and he’s nonetheless doing it.”


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