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Rory McIlroy wins Open Championship

His early career has had plenty of downs, but few can deny Rory McIlroy's many ups, the latest of which came at the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. There, the 25-year-old from Northern Ireland went wire-to-wire to beat Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler by two strokes, making McIlroy only the third player to win three majors by the time he was 26. The other two? Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods -- meaning McIlroy's future seems quite bright indeed. Woods, meanwhile, posted his worst 72-hole finish at a major as a pro, ending up in 69th out of the 72 players who made the cut, 23 shots behind the winner. This leaves his Ryder Cup slot in further jeopardy.

  • How many majors will Rory McIlroy win in his career (currently three)?

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  • Who is the best golfer in the world right now?

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  • Will Sergio Garcia ever win a major?

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  • Will Tiger Woods win another major?

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  • Will Tiger Woods win a tournament in 2014?

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  • Should Tiger Woods play in the Ryder Cup this year?

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Who will win 2014 Masters?

Bubba Watson started the day 4 shots up. Now he's tied for the lead with rising star Jordan Spieth, who joined the 2012 Masters champion at 5-under atop a suddenly jammed leaderboard. Matt Kuchar and Jonas Blixt sit 1 shot back, with a host of others within a few shots. How will it play out Sunday?

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  • Which of these golfers outside the top four has the best shot at winning the Masters?

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  • Which type of Masters do you enjoy most?

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  • Is the 2014 Masters less interesting without Tiger Woods?

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Thoughts on a Tiger-less Masters?

Golf's major championships are always difficult to predict, but the 2014 Masters is particularly perplexing. An injury-afflicted Woods won't play. None of the recent major winners (Rory McIlroy, 2013 champion Adam Scott, et al) has burned up the course of late. And so we head to Augusta without a clear idea of what will happen. What's your take on this intriguing event? Or do you not find it intriguing with Woods gone?

  • Which of the Masters favorites has the better shot at winning?

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  • Which of these former major winners has the best shot at winning the 2014 Masters?

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  • Which of these non-major winners has the best shot at winning the 2014 Masters?

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  • Which of these first-time Masters competitors will finish highest?

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  • Who will win the 2014 Masters?

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  • How much will Tiger Woods' absence hurt the 2014 Masters?

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2013 PGA Championship

With two top-10 finishes in the 2013 majors, Tiger Woods certainly has had opportunities to finally get major No. 15 and stop his winless streak in majors at 21. His four PGA Championship titles suggest this week's tournament at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y., provides his latest -- and perhaps best -- chance to move one closer to Jack Nicklaus' magic No. 18. Woods has sat on 14 career majors since the 2008 U.S. Open.

Who will win the PGA Championship?

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  • How many majors will Tiger Woods finish his career with?

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  • How important was it for Tiger Woods to win the week before the PGA Championship at the WGC-Bridgestone?

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  • Other than Tiger Woods, which of these top-ranked golfers has the best chance to win the PGA Championship?

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  • How will Rory McIlroy fare in defending his PGA Championship title?

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Phil Mickelson added an Open Championship win to his already-stellar list of accomplishments on Sunday, but one title has eluded Mickelson. He has come in second place in a record six U.S. Open tournaments and has yet to win one. He's lost to some of the best golfers in recent memory, a fact that has to be cold comfort to him. Can you name them all? Take our quiz now!

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