Golf pundits have lately been trying to brand Rory McIlroy at “The Next Tiger.” Its a curse I wouldn’t wish on anyone, considering the history of players who have been burned with that brand. Just off the top of my head, here are a few:
Ty Tyron He was the next big thing. Check out the article at the link. Now, he’s hardly remembered.
Anthony Kim Yes, he seriously was considered the next Tiger.
Adam Scott He’s experiencing something of a revival now, but …
And then several that I remember being touted, but can’t find a link: