How Rory McIlroy Became the World’s Best Golfer

By : Bill Stieg   on August 20, 2014

The path to the title “best golfer in the world” took Rory McIlroy from the tee box to the gym and back again.

In the dark at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, McIlroy held off a charging Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler to win the PGA Championship on Sunday. It was McIlroy’s third straight tournament victory and second major of the year. The win puts him in rarified air, joining Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods as the only golfers in the modern era to win four majors before the age of 26.

The Northern Ireland golfer was always talented, but his rise to world’s best accelerated after he made some significant changes in his fitness practices. If Tiger Woods was the first golfer to put on muscle to rise to dominance,
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