Open Championship Round 4 grades

Updated: July 21, 2014, 10:12 AM ET
By Farrell Evans | ESPN.com

No matter that Adam Scott came into this week at Hoylake as the No. 1-ranked player in the world, Rory McIlroy is the best golfer on the planet. With a wire-to-wire victory at Hoylake, McIlroy answered any lingering questions there might be about his management decisions, his club changes, his nerve or the impact of his recent breakup with former fiancée Caroline Wozniacki.

McIlroy's performance should serve notice to all the players on my board and the entire golf world that he is ...

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