Rory McIlroy said last week that the Masters is now a bigger tournament than The Open

Has Rory McIlroy blundered by saying the Masters is a bigger tournament than The Open?

  • Rory McIlroy last week said that the Masters at Augusta is bigger than The Open 
  • The Masters is the one major that continues to elude the Northern Irishman 
  • It is all in the mind as to whether McIlroy will complete the Grand Slam or not

Rarely one for the bland soundbite, Rory McIlroy certainly caused a stir last week by voicing the contentious view that the Masters is now a bigger tournament than The Open.

What concerned me, though, was the fact such a belief cannot possibly be helpful when it comes to his chances of ever pulling off the career Grand Slam.

First, let’s emphasize that McIlroy has earned the right to rank the four majors in any order he sees fit. Sure, his opinion must have caused some consternation at the Royal and Ancient, not to mention among many British golf fans. It is one thing for a top American to hold those opinions — but the best player in Europe?

Rory McIlroy said last week that the Masters is now a bigger tournament than The Open
Rory McIlroy said last week that the Masters is now a bigger tournament than The Open

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