Speaking to the BBC earlier this week, 21-year-old Rory McIlroy said:
“I’m sure we’ll probably see him [Tiger Woods] in Wales…I would love to face him. Unless his game rapidly improves…I think anyone in the European team would fancy their chances against him.”
Oh, how the mighty have fallen. The mystique is gone!
McIlroy also isn’t entirely convinced Tiger is deserving of a wildcard pick from American Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin:
“There are a lot of American players playing better than him at the minute but it’s always an advantage to have Tiger Woods in your team.
“I think he’ll [Pavin] pick him. I don’t think it would go down too well in the States if he wasn’t picked.”
He’s right. Now this is just another reason why I love Rory McIlroy. He’s not a bad quote, eh? So, how about a McIlroy vs. Woods singles match at the Ryder Cup? My money is on Rory.