Spieth Vs. McIlroy: Golf's Next Great Rivalry?

Golfers are uneasy with the concept of rivalry in the 21st century. This partly arises from modesty with the epic clashes of yesteryear in mind; could Palmer v Nicklaus or Snead v Hogan, for example, ever find a reasonable comparison? The sense of a modern-day battle, though, is now unavoidable after Jordan Spieth’s US Open triumph at Chambers Bay. Two players with a combined age of 47 equally share golf’s majors.

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