Is Rory the new Tiger?

July 24, 2014

Rory Mcllroy won his third major championship by two shots over Rickie Fowler and Sergio Garcia in the British Open this past weekend. Starting the final round on Sunday, July 20, Rory had a six-shot lead over the field. By the seventh hole, Fowler and Garcia had come from behind to close the gap to just two shots but were unable to seal the deal. Mcllroy became the third youngest male golfer to win three out of the four legs of the Grand Slam. He has won U.S. Open, the PGA championship, and now the British Open. The only major he has yet to win is the Masters. Tiger Woods and Jack Nicholas are the only other two golfers to accomplish this at such a young age. However, I believe that McIlroy is not consistent enough to catch up to Woods and Nicholas in terms of career major wins, but he might be this generation's Tom Watson. Watson has eight major championships in his career and has had enormous success overall. The British Open usually has at least a day or two of miserable weather conditions, but this was an exception. This year's event saw  a great four days of golf and Mother Nature had no role in the outcome. Golf will not be the forerunner in news for a few weeks until the PGA Championship in August.

It's hard to believe, but it's already time for the Eagles training camp to begin at the end of this week. It's always interesting to see how it starts up and who looks like they are ready to play football. I hope their season goes a lot better than the Phillies' season has. The trade deadline for Major League Baseball ends July 31. The Phillies are still considering trading Cliff Lee, Marlon Byrd, and/or Jonathan Papelbon. The Phillies organization needs to come up with a new plan because things cannot get much worse. It gets harder and harder to watch. The Phillies are still in last place in the division and it looks like it will stay that way.

  • A 2002 Cape grad and 2007 UD grad, Lewes resident Sumner Spence is one of the Cape area's biggest sports fans. Wheelchair-bound his entire life, he has lived vicariously through his sports-playing father, brother, and friends, who gave him his love of sports. He hopes to provide new and interesting perspectives on the sports stories and issues of the day. Email Sumner at