Thursday, August 23, 2012

Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods, No. 1 and No. 3 in the world, respectively, play together in the first and second round of the Barclays at Bethpage Black this week. How do they measure up? We researched everything on golf's two best players -- from their hair styles to their wins by the age of 23 -- for this ultimate Tale of the Tape.

Age: Tiger - 36; Rory - 23

Height/Weight: Tiger - 6'1", 180; Rory - 5'10", 160

Birthplace: Tiger - Cypress, California; Rory - Holywood, Northern Ireland

Age at First Major Win: Tiger - 21 (1997 Masters); Rory - 22 (2011 U.S. Open)

Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy
Woods: DAVE MARTIN/AP; McIlroy:Evan Vucci/AP
 

 

Average Driving Distance: Tiger - 296.9 yards; Rory - 309.2 yards

2012 Money List (on 8/21/12): Tiger - $5,007,158; Rory - $4,905,492

Professional Wins: Tiger - 74; Rory - 7

Professional Wins by Age 23: Tiger - 6; Rory - 7

Beef With Media Member: Tiger - Alex Miceli; Rory - Jay Townsend

First TV Appearance: Tiger - The Mike Douglas Show, age 2; Rory - The Kelly Show, age 9

Not a fan of: Tiger - Photographers snapping photos in his backswing; Rory - Bad weather

Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy
Woods: Harry How/Getty Images; McIlroy: AP
 

 

Twitter Followers: Tiger - 2,571,187; Rory - 1,209,317

Number of Tweets: Tiger - 259; Rory - 2,232

Pal on Tour: Tiger - Mark O'Meara; Rory - Graeme McDowell

What His Nation's Leader Thinks of Him: Tiger - "He's still going to be a terrific golfer." – President Barack Obama; Rory - "He's an incredible talent and clearly has a very exciting career ahead of him." – Prime Minister David Cameron

Barack Obama, David Cameron
AP
 

 

Worst injury: Tiger - Knee; Rory - Wrist

Age at first hole in one: Tiger - 6; Rory - 9

Inspiration: Tiger - Charlie Sifford; Rory - Tiger Woods

Favorite Tennis Player: Tiger - Roger Federer; Rory - Caroline Wozniacki

Favorite Movie: Tiger - Caddyshack; Rory - The Dark Knight

Caddyshack, Dark Knight
Courtesy; Darn Knight: AP
 

 

Hair style: Tiger - Receding; Rory - Puffy

Charity: Tiger - The Tiger Woods Foundation; Rory - UNICEF

Apparel: Tiger - Nike; Rory - Oakley

Signature Win: Tiger - 2000 U.S. Open; Rory - 2011 U.S. Open

Favorite Band: Tiger - Hootie and the Blowfish; Rory - General Fiasco

Favorite NFL Team: Tiger - Oakland Raiders; Rory - New York Jets

Favorite NBA Team: Tiger - Los Angeles Lakers; Rory - Miami Heat

Dream Job: Tiger - Navy Seal; Rory - President of the United States

Favorite Food: Tiger - Fish on the grill; Rory - Irish Stew

 

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