Right now, Rory McIlroy is the No. 1 golfer in the world, but Tiger Woods is being a good sport about it!
On Monday's Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Tiger, 38, was on hand as Rory, 25, took on the late-night host in a game of "Facebreakers." This entailed both men hitting golf balls at glass targets with their faces on them, each trying to "break" as many of the opponents face as possible.
Per the Golf Channel, Tiger was advised by doctors not to swing because of his bad back. That didn't stop him from taking part in the skit, though, because he was happy to work as Jimmy Fallon's caddy and coach!
Rory vs. the Tonight Show host wasn't necessarily the fairest of face-offs, and despite having Tiger in his corner, Jimmy couldn't defeat his opponent. There was nothing but good will between those two, though, just as there's a lot of admiration and respect between Rory and Tiger.
In fact, on Tuesday's Today, Rory said it's "a huge compliment" being compared "to someone like Tiger." He was quick to clarify that he doesn't "think by any means I'm the next Tiger. I feel like I'm the first Rory—the only Rory McIlroy."
Rory also addressed the recent headlines insinuating he felt his golf game improved after breaking off his engagement to Caroline Wozniacki. "That was taken out of context," he said. "What I was trying to say was it's not directly related in any way. I may or may not have a little more time on my hands these days, but that doesn't mean to say this is why I'm playing gray golf. Regardless of if I'm in any sort of relationship or not, I feel like I'm capable of great golf."
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