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Tiger vs. Rory

Dec. 10, 2012
Dec. 10, 2012

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Dec. 10, 2012

LEADING OFF
THE MAIL
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
SPORTSMAN of the YEAR
BCS CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW
HEISMAN TROPHY PREVIEW
JIM CALHOUN
PRO FOOTBALL
BASEBALL
  • THIS YEAR'S WORLD SERIES WASN'T EXACTLY ONE FOR THE AGES, BUT IT WAS A CHANCE FOR EVERYONE ELSE TO DISCOVER SOMETHING SAN FRANCISCANS HAVE LONG KNOWN: IT'S HARD NOT TO LOVE PABLO SANDOVAL

FOUR DECADES OF STEELERMANIA
  • By ROY BLOUNT JR.

    FRANCO HARRIS'S MIRACLE CATCH IN DECEMBER 1972 TURNED THE AUTHOR AND HIS YOUNG SON INTO PASSIONATE STEELERS FANS. FORTY YEARS LATER THEY WENT BACK TO PITTSBURGH TO WAVE TERRIBLE TOWELS AND SEE WHAT'S NEW IN THE AGE OF POLAMALU

POINT AFTER
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Tiger vs. Rory

By Sal Johnson

Compare the early careers of Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, and the numbers are eerily similar. McIlroy (left) was more than four months younger when he won his second major, but he'll have to be at his best to keep up with the torrid pace set by Woods, who at 24 won the first of four straight majors—the 2000 U.S. Open.

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TIGERRORY
TURNED PRO
19962007
Age 20 years, 7 months, 28 daysAge 18 years, 4 months, 14 days
FIRST WIN
Las Vegas InvitationalDubai Desert Classic
Age 20 years, 9 months, 6 days19 years, 8 months, 16 days
FIRST MAJOR TITLE
1997 Masters2011 U.S. Open
Age 21 years, 3 months, 14 days22 years, 1 month, 15 days
SECOND MAJOR TITLE
1999 PGA2012 PGA
Age 23 years, 7 months, 16 days23 years, 3 months, 8 days
PHOTOROBERT BECK