Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and PGA Memorial Golf Tournament 2013

Memorial 2013: Rory McIlroy Knows Why Tiger Woods Dominates Jack Nicklaus’ Tournament

Tiger Wood 2013DUBLIN, Ohio — Rory McIlroy deadpanned the best line of the day. And the most honest.

The world’s No. 2 golfer was asked why Tiger Woods has won five times at the Memorial Tournament.

“The same reason he’s done so well everywhere, I guess,” McIlroy said, prompting loud laughter.

Woods’ dominance isn’t necessarily a laughing matter for the rest of the field at Muirfield Village this week. In 13 trips to Jack Nicklaus’ tournament, Woods has wins in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2009 and last year. He’s cashed more than $5 million, also finishing third twice and fourth once. Continue reading