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The 23-year old became the third youngest player to lift the Wanamaker Trophy with a scintillating display of golf at TPC Harding Park.

His calm demeanour coupled with some exceptional golf down the stretch exuded class reminiscent of Tiger with his eagle-two at the 16th ruthlessly hammering the final nail into the hopes of those chasing behind him on Sunday.

But for all that, his victory in San Francisco remains his first Major title and although his trajectory to number five in the world since turning pro just last year is astonishing, McGinley insists it’s unfair to stick with the Tiger comparisons just yet.

“There’s going to be a lot more money coming his way, a lot of stardom, a lot more pressure on his shoulders,” McGinley told Sky Sports News.

“It’s how he deals with those things that will determine how successful he is going to be in his career.

“This guy’s got something about him. At the moment, he has a bit of confidence too.

“Let’s not jump to any conclusions that this is the new Tiger Woods though, and that he is going to run off and win 15, 16 major championships.

“Let’s give him a bit of time. He’s on a good run of form that has collided with a brilliant win, against a strong field, on a great golf course.

“But let’s just take stock before we jump to conclusions that this is the new Tiger Woods.”


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