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Rory McIlroy takes swipe at "ordinary" Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods may be regarded by some as one of the greatest golfers in history, but to Rory McIlroy he is just "ordinary".

The Northern Irishman made the claim after the Woods dropped to fifth in the world rankings.

Speaking to, McIlroy stuck the boot into the 14-times Major winner, who has been enjoying a torrid time in his golf clothing.

"I wasn't playing against Tiger Woods when he had that aura - I was watching on TV!' McIlroy told the news provider.

"I'm not sure we are going to see him dominate again the way he did. He never seemed like he would make a mistake.

"It's not that he's playing badly. He's simply playing badly by Tiger's standards. He's playing like an ordinary golfer."

Woods, 35, has won more than 80 tournaments in his remarkable career but has not lifted a trophy in the last 18 months.

His decline followed some well-publicised off-course events which signalled the end of his marriage and squeaky-clean media image.

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