19 Jul '14, 6pm

Rory McIlroy is hitting jaw-dropping shots and running away from the field like only

Rory McIlroy is hitting jaw-dropping shots and running away from the field like only

HOYLAKE, England -- It would be very easy to read too much into this, to overstate the matter, to succumb to what the financial world terms ‘irrational exuberance’ and say of Rory McIlroy going eagle-bogey-eagle on his last three holes to shoot 68 and get to 16 under par, six clear of Rickie Fowler (68), that what we’re watching isn’t just a 25-year-old kid winning the 143rd British Open at Royal Liverpool. It would be easy to say we’re watching McIlroy wake up golf after a nearly two-year slumber. To say we’re watching the post-Tiger, post-Phil era roll out exactly as we thought it would two years ago, when McIlroy won his second major (the PGA) in as many years before picking off back-to-back FedEx Cup playoff events. It would be easy to say that McIlroy may well keep making birdies and eagles, as he tends to do when he’s on, and win next month’s PGA at Valhalla. And who...

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