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A big, fickle welcome to Rory McIlroy

Fans and the media will be with him all the way … until we all turn against him, that is.

Originally Published: June 22, 2011
By Tim Keown | ESPN.com

We're off and running again, this time with Rory McIlroy. The rush to glorify and exalt took just four days, when the main question surrounding the young man went from:

Can he win?

To:

Can he lose?

Damn, this is fun. There's nothing better than breathless hype and wild projection to make us care about something. When it comes to golf, we were getting a little bored, to be honest. With Tiger Woods out of the field, it's hard to get too worked up ...

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