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Relative Dominance

Updated: September 16, 2013, 11:19 AM ET
By Bill Barnwell

By winning the U.S. Open with such ease, Rory McIlroy arrived on the scene as the world's next great golfer, the sport's new household name, and the most precocious young talent since … Tiger Woods. Fellow pro Graeme McDowell, who won last year's U.S. Open, called McIlroy "the best I've ever seen, simple as that." This isn't the sort of stuff you hear bandied about after a standard-issue win, even when someone as young as McIlroy wins a major. It got us wondering about just how good McIlroy's ...

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