With greatness comes expectation.
Rory McIlroy’s eight-shot victory in the 111th United States Open rewrites the record books, but what of its deeper meaning?
Certainly, it serves to confirm that generational — as well as geographic — change is sweeping across the sport.
The past five majors have gone to twentysomethings. And for the first time in a century, five majors have passed without an American winner.
McIlroy’s was truly a rousing performance to behold at Congressional Country Club, and not just because he played golf like a Mozart while the rest of them were Salieris.