Rory McIlroy Consolidates Status as Best Golfer with BMW Championship Win

 IBTimes Staff Reporter on September 10 2012 3:26 AM
Rory McIlroy Consolidates Status as Best Golfer with BMW Championship Win

Rory McIlroy did it again, once more with a stellar performance at the BMW Championship with 5-under par 67 to win by two shots.

This win comes a week after winning Deutsche Bank Championship garnering his fourth win of the season, one more than Tiger Woods, and including a sensational 8-stroke win at the PGA Championship last month.

This win is similarly stunning as he fought against a very tough leaderboard that included such remarkable names as Phil Mickelson, Tiger WoodsDustin Johnson, Lee Westwood, Adam Scott, and Vijay Singh. Probably, this must be the toughest leaderboard this season for any golfer to get mixed-up with and overtake.

Winning this one finally settles the score about who is the best player in the world today. This win earns him among that rarest achievement for any golfer, winning consecutive wins as the last golfer to have ever made the feat was Tiger Woods back in August of 2009.

Many sports critics say McIlroy is in an extraordinary zone where he has broken 70 in 10 out of 12 rounds and 53 under cumulative on his last three wins. In winning the BMW Championship for one, he shot stupendously well by missing only one fairway at Crooked Stick, towards a 5-under par 67. That makes him the most dominant golfer today.

He receives great accolade from Tiger Woods.

''Rory is putting on a show out there,'' Tiger stated after the tournament. ''And we've got one more tournament.''

For one he was touted as the "Celtic Tiger" by his countrymen now that his performance nearly equals that of Tiger Woods'.

He became the second youngest golfer to win a major PGA title by winning the U.S. Open last year, winning it with a record 16-under par final score. And at age 23, he joins Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus as the only golfers to have won six tournaments by that age.

Before that, McIlroy set another milestone in the Masters by being the youngest player to ever lead in the first round of the major tournament.

His second major is none less stunningly won as he romped over the leaderboard to win the 2012 PGA Championship by a record eight shots just a month ago.

Finally, his moniker as the "Boy Wonder" now consolidates. His confidence is at an all-time high that it had even perturbed many that he had expected to win the BMW Championship all along.

McIlroy says, "Just playing with a lot of confidence right now. I'm confident in my ability and confident with the shots that I'm hitting and confident on the greens."

 "It's a nice run to be on, and I want to try to keep it going for as long as possible." he added.

Being the best golfer in the world today, it should not be of any surprise to anyone if he has that very high level of confidence.