Sep 20, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Rory McIlroy (left) and Tiger Woods talk on the 17th hole during the first round of the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Tiger Woods predicts Rory McIlroy will turn game around

Rory McIlroy is running out of time to win a tournament in 2013, but Tiger Woods doesn’t think it’s time to panic. Woods recently spoke with Reuters about the 24-year-old McIlory, saying the young golfer’s game is coming together:

He is playing better and swinging a lot better. You can see that some of the stuff he and his coach are working on are starting to come together.


He’s starting to put together a few good rounds, now he just has to make a few more putts. I can definitely see him winning sometime this year because his game has come around.

Woods also said the two competitors have forged a friendship:

Rory has become a good friend of mine over probably the past year, year and a half. It seems like every tournament we’re paired together, we’re also playing practice rounds together and we have really hit it off.

McIlroy was named the PGA Tour Player of the Year in 2012, and he led the Tour in earnings.

[Source: Reuters]

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