ATLANTA (AP) — Rory McIlroy is No. 1 in the world, and Jim Furyk says that makes him a marked man at the Ryder Cup.
McIlroy has won three of his last four tournaments, starting with an eight-shot win at the PGA Championship, and he is the favorite this week at the Tour Championship. The Ryder Cup is next week at Medinah, and while McIlroy is one of 12 players on the European team, Furyk says he will get all the attention.
He said the 23-year-old from Northern Ireland is a “present day Tiger Woods,” and that everyone wants to see McIlroy and Woods in Sunday singles.
Furyk says McIlroy is the best player in the world and he is going to be the toughest to beat.