The Links: Rory McIlroy's best is better than everyone else's

Rory McIlroy and the Northern Ireland Assembly First Ministers. (Getty Images)
Rory McIlroy and the Northern Ireland Assembly First Ministers. (Getty Images)

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Welcome to our first post-British Open version of The Links. How much jagermeister have Rory McIlroy and Co. drank from the Claret Jug? An astronomical amount.


We might not know for years whether Sunday afternoon, when the final putt of the Open Championship was tapped into the final hole, was the exact moment when the golf world shifted from the Tiger Woods Era to the Rory McIlroy Era. It sure felt that way, though. (Golf Channel)

Rory was invited to parade his jug in front of Manchester United fans. (Guardian)

Wow, British Open ratings down 28 percent. (Geoff Shackelford)

Agree with this: The No. 1 takeaway from the 2014 British Open is that when Rory McIlroy is on, there’s no one else who can compete with him right now. (Sports Illustrated)

Rory on the difficulty of the British Open: "Links golf, you know I've struggled the last few years but I really put my mind to it this year and just really relished wanting to come to The Open and whatever conditions I got I was going to play the way I should. I just feel like all the hard work I put in has paid off." (Irish Golf Desk)

Sergio Garcia: "I'm proud of the way I performed." (Golf Digest)

More Rory: "I want to be the guy that goes on and wins majors, and wins majors regularly, wins tournaments. I'd love to be in that position." (NYT

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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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