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Furyk labels No. 1 McIlroy as ‘marked man’

Wed., Sept. 19, 2012

Rory McIlroy is No. 1 in the world, and Jim Furyk says that makes him a marked man at the Ryder Cup. McIlroy (pictured right) has won three of his last four tournaments, starting with a record eight-shot win in the PGA Championship for his second major. He is the favorite again this week at the Tour Championship, where he is the top seed in the chase for the $10 million FedEx Cup bonus. The Ryder Cup is next week at Medinah, and while McIlroy is one of 12 players for Europe, he has set himself apart. “We’re not just playing one individual, though, we’re playing 12,” Furyk said Tuesday at East Lake in Atlanta. “Obviously, he’s a marked man. He’s the No. 1 player in the world. He’s going to garner all the attention, as well he should.” – Associated Press

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