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Montgomerie tips McIlroy for sweep
17 Dec 2014 20:08
Former Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie believes it would be "worth a punt" on Rory McIlroy winning six majors in a row by completing a 2015 clean sweep.
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The Co down native won the final two major championships of 2014 with victory at the Open in July and the US PGA Championship the following month.
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Montgomerie, who captained a European team featuring McIlroy to Ryder Cup glory at Celtic Manor in 2010, believes the 25-year-old can dominate the sport in a way not even Tiger Woods managed.
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Speaking to social network site kicca.com, Montgomerie said:
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"Can he win all four in a year, never mind two? That means six in a row. Wow, that'll be something.
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"If you're a betting man, I'm sure there are a lot of people putting money on it, I'm sure it's a 100-1 shot but it's worth a punt. If I was a gambler, which I'm not, I'd put money on that; he's that dominant, and that good."
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Montgomerie certainly believes McIlroy is capable of holding all four major titles at the same time by winning the opening two majors of 2015 - the Masters and the US Open.
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"The 2015 majors are coming up with the first one, the Masters, in April. Rory McIlroy, having won the Open and the US PGA, he's going for three in a row and if he does that, the US Open will be a big event, to see if he can get that grand slam.
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"If he does win the Masters, wow, that US Open will be a big, big, big do indeed."
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