The Barclays at Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, NY is the site of the much anticipated match-up between Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy. These two individuals are hands down the biggest names on the 2012 PGA Tour, and on Thursday, August 23, 2012, they will be playing side by side at The Barclays. For two glorious days, the golf world will be immersed in Tiger Woods vs. Rory McIlroy at the Barclays.
Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy: Golf's Next Rivalry
Golf fans have been patiently waiting for a worthwhile rivalry to develop for sometime. Tiger's reign over the sport from the late 90's to the end of the previous decade was hardly challenged. Phil Mickelson was Tiger Woods' closest competition, but Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson never had a rivalry like the best found in other sports. However, Rory McIlroy may be ready to consistently challenge a now less dominant Tiger Woods. At the Barclays on Thursday, August 23, 2012 and Friday, August 24, 2012 could be the beginning of golf's new-found rivalry, between Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods.
Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy in the FedEx Cup
Tiger Wood's and Rory McIlroy are ranked number 1 and 3 respectively in the FedEx Cup standings. The PGA is hoping that this pairing will generate much needed excitement for the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Due to Tiger Woods' personal issues and a lack of well known golfers, they have not received the expected viewership over the past few years. His fan base, however, has remained mostly loyal as McIlroy's popularity has increased steadily. This match-up looks poised to gain the interest of even the most casual fan.
Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy at the Barclays
Rory McIlroy secured his pairing with Woods after an impressive 8-shot victory at the PGA Championship, with Woods tying for 11th. Woods has looked impressive of late as he tries to retain his number one ranking. Friday, August 24, 2012 will be a determining day in this exciting match-up. Only time will tell.
Rob Toccs enjoys playing golf. He has reviewed golf courses and writes on the latest news about Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods and the PGA Tour.
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