Rory McIlroy gets 'Sports Illustrated' cover treatment

Is 25-year-old Rory McIlroy the next grand slam winner? (Getty Images)
Is 25-year-old Rory McIlroy the next grand slam winner? (Getty Images)

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This is pretty cool.

It's rare a golfer not named Tiger Woods finds cover of Sports Illustrated but that's exactly what Rory McIlroy did this week.

Actually, of late it's been rare that any golfer gets on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Since 2009 there have only been five SI golf covers. Here's the breakdown:

Rory McIlroy: 2
Tiger Woods: 1
Phil Mickelson: 1
Bubba Watson: 1

A new era not only on the course, but off it as well. 

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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