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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TIGER RORY
TURNED PRO
1996 2007
Age 20 years, 7 months, 28 days Age 18 years, 4 months, 14 days
FIRST WIN
Las Vegas Invitational Dubai Desert Classic
Age 20 years, 9 months, 6 days 19 years, 8 months, 16 days
FIRST MAJOR TITLE
1997 Masters 2011 U.S. Open
Age 21 years, 3 months, 14 days 22 years, 1 month, 15 days
SECOND MAJOR TITLE
1999 PGA 2012 PGA
Age 23 years, 7 months, 16 days 23 years, 3 months, 8 days
PHOTOROBERT BECK

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)