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McIlroy Seen as Man to Break Nicklaus' Mark

Associated Press

Everyone at Coolum is talking about dinosaurs but it was the Shark who had the most vicious bite on the PGA eve, with the Australian golf giant saying it will be Rory McIlroy - not Tiger Woods - who breaks the major record held by Jack Nicklaus.

During his streak of supremacy in the late '90s and early 2000s, Woods was unstoppable. It was simply assumed that the Golden Bear's mark of 18 major titles would be crushed under his spikes. But with his invincibility on the course spectacularly undone by his fallibility off the greens, Woods's career has stalled at 14 titles, while Northern Ireland's world No 1 McIlroy has collected a pair at just 23.

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