Graeme McDowell has heaped praise on his compatriot Rory McIlroy and believes that he can be as good as Tiger Woods.

Rory McIlroy destroyed the field at the U.S. Open and lifted the title twelve months after McDowell triumphed.

McDowell shot a sixty nine final round and finished -2, however he was still fourteen shots off McIlroy.

Speaking to Sky Sports McDowell said: "My hat's off to Rory this week.It's been waiting to happen.

"He's been this good for a long time, and it's great to see him fulfil his potential. He's an awesome player.

"He's the best player I've ever seen and he's going to be a great ambassador for the sport.

"Will he achieve what Tiger has? Can he be that good? Yeah. He's got that potential."

FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw


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