9-year-old Rory McIlroy's letter to Tiger Woods is awesome

9-Year-Old Rory McIlroys Letter To Tiger Woods Is Awesome
9-Year-Old Rory McIlroys Letter To Tiger Woods Is Awesome


No sport brings out the competitive side in you quite like golf -- ok maybe not. But, a recently uncovered letter from golf star Rory McIlroy back when he was 9-years-old proves that even golfers talk smack.

The New York Times Magazine unearthed the existence of a letter from back in the day that a pre-teen McIlroy penned to his idol Tiger Woods. At the time Woods was the number one ranked player on Earth.

The letter probably never got to Woods but McIlroy's uncle sums it up saying his nephew was giving the champ a heads up that he won't sit on the golf throne for long. "I'm coming to get you. This is the beginning. Watch this space," his uncle paraphrased.

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According to the Times when the young McIlroy penned the letter he had just won the 1998 Doral-Publix Junior Golf Classic in Florida for the 10-11 age group. So, he was obviously feeling pretty damn good about himself when he boldly told the best player in the world he was comin' for him.

Or perhaps he's psychic. Nearly twenty years later McIlroy is the number one ranked player in the world.

And, according to Golf.com, he's got the midas touch on and off the course. McIlroy is consistently the favorite to win any tournament he enters, he's perhaps more marketable for Nike than Woods ever was and EA Sports named him the new face of the PGA Tour video game.

Sadly, Woods is ranked is 104th in the world - this is the first time he's dropped out of the top 100 since 1996.

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