With every week, and every win, Rory McIlroy gets a new moniker. Two-time major champion. The world No. 1. Heir apparent. The latest nickname was courtesy of none other than Tiger Woods.
He jokingly said Woods calls him ''The Intimidator.''
What triggered his one-liner at East Lake were comments by Greg Norman that Woods is intimidated by McIlroy. The 23-year-old from Northern Ireland says that's not true.
Woods has never had much of a rival during his 17 years on the PGA Tour, at least not for long. Now, he can't escape the growing shadow of McIlroy, who comes into the Tour Championship as the undisputed No. 1 player - in the world ranking, the FedEx Cup, the PGA Tour money list and every other important category.