Even McIlroy Wary of All the Hype

Even McIlroy Wary of All the Hype

Padraig Harrington said on Saturday that Rory McIlroy, not Tiger Woods, could be the one to break the Jack Nicklaus all-time majors record.

"If you’re going to talk about someone challenging Jack’s record," the three-time major champion said, “He’s your man.”

"When you are winning majors at 22, with his talent, and he’s got 20-something more years to play majors, and another 100 majors in him, I would give him a great chance to catch Jack.”

It’s a nice sentiment, and it may not prove far wrong, but Harrington’s not doing McIlroy any favors by talking him up so big with a round still left to go in the 111th US Open at Congressional Country Club.

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