It’s all the time enjoyable in sports activities to attempt to look into the longer term and see who the following stars are who’re arising. We actually have not had a dominant participant in golf because the glory years of Tiger Woods, however it’s trying now that we’d have witnessed in 2014 the inheritor obvious. And what could be a good larger deal with could be a rivalry between a few golfers which can be head and shoulders above the remaining.That rivalry could also be shaping up between Rory McElroy and, shock! Rickey Fowler. Clearly the title of McElroy isn’t any shock after his dominant 2014. The 2 main championships wins provides him a complete of 4 majors, and he is been named PGA participant of the 12 months in two of the final three years. Plus he was capable of do one thing that has eluded Tiger Woods throughout his profession: have a dominating efficiency in a Ryder Cup. Nobody doubts that McElroy will probably be one of many prime gamers for years to return.
Rickie Fowler nevertheless may nonetheless be a little bit of a attain. He has but to win a serious and has just one win on the PGA Tour, that being in 2012. Even he admits that he’s a few steps behind McElroy at this level. However although he hasn’t been capable of break via within the win column he has exhibited the sport that would thrust him to the highest. In 2014 Fowler was capable of end within the prime 5 in all 4 main tournaments. Solely Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus, who every did it twice, had been capable of have such a constant 12 months within the main tournaments.No much less an knowledgeable than Rory McElroy himself has stated that Fowler is the most probably candidate to change into Rory’s chief rival. Though each are the identical age, 25 years previous, McElroy turned professional two years earlier than Fowler. Each contemplate the opposite a buddy and have the utmost respect for his or her respective video games. And though conventional rivals don’t want to fulfill on the identical venue in golf as typically as they do in tennis, rivalries undoubtedly add to the intrigue to golf, as with each sport.
The very fact is we have not had a great rivalry since Woods and Phil Mickelson. However for us which were across the sport for some time we glance again at Nicklaus-Palmer, Nicklaus-Watson and Faldo-Norman, and it’s yet another factor that provides spice to golf competitors.