No one has to remind Rory McIlroy that his sport is lacking something vital right now.
With Tiger Woods hobbled by injury and Phil Mickelson not getting any younger, golf has lost much of its star power. McIlroy — the current No. 1 player — senses the void.
"Of course I want to be that guy," he said at the Honda Classic in Florida this week. "Golf is waiting for someone like that to step forward, put up their hand and win the big tournaments."
It won't be easy.
The game has never been more competitive, the PGA Tour packed with talent from top to bottom. That means more golfers are capable of winning on any given Sunday.