File - McIlroy: “Tiger and Jack are two of the most successful players of all time … to be in their company at this age is very special.”
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Talk of the "Tiger era" being replaced by a "Rory era" escalated after Rory McIlroy thrust himself into golf's pantheon of greats by clinching his fourth major title at the 96th PGA Championship Sunday.While Tiger Woods ended a disappointing week at Valhalla Golf Club by missing the cut at a major for only the fourth time as a professional, McIlroy won his third consecutive tournament with a dazzling display of shot-making down the closing stretch. McIlroy himself is wary of any hype that golf could now be entering a "Rory era" of individual dominance.Whatever McIlroy says, he clearly possesses abundant talent, a strong work ethic and that magical "it" factor which is reserved for very few players.McIlroy embraces the weight of expectation.McIlroy would complete a career slam of all four majors if he can win the Masters at Augusta National, where he led by four shots going into the final round in 2011 before he tumbled out of contention with an nightmare closing 80 .
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