Johnson, McIlroy seeking exclusive company at the Masters

Johnson, McIlroy seeking exclusive company at the Masters
Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, hits from the bunker on the 13th hole during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) (Source: David J. Phillip)

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Rory McIlroy visited Tiger Woods recently and got a look at Woods’ trophy case.

He was astounded that it had only 15 trophies, all of them from the majors. The hardware from Woods’ dozens of other wins from around the world was absent.

It was clear Woods only cared about four weeks out of the year. Only one week matters to McIlroy at the moment. He needs to win the Masters this week to become only the sixth player to complete the career Grand Slam.

Defending champion Dustin Johnson is trying to join his own elite group. Only three other players have won the Masters in consecutive years.

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