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Rory McIlroy's star continues to rise

Updated: September 10, 2012, 6:02 PM ET
By Bob Harig | ESPN.com

CARMEL, Ind. -- The game of golf has always embraced a dominant force over parity. The idea that anybody can win any given tournament is nice, but fans seemingly hail champions and shun underdogs.

That's why Rory McIlroy's victory on Sunday will be cheered from here to PGA Tour headquarters in Florida and on to European Tour headquarters in England and to parts around the world that he will visit in the coming weeks and months.

Already a superstar, McIlroy simply added to ...

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