PHIL MICKELSON admits Rory McIlroy will be difficult to beat heading into the FedEx Cup play-offs in New Jersey this week.
"His level of play this last month has been exceptional," Mickelson said of McIlroy.
"Now, from what I've seen over the years with Tiger (Woods), from 2000, if you want to compare it to that, well, he's got a ways to go.
"But to win the British and the PGA and throw a World Golf Championships in the middle under anybody's circumstances, that is just a remarkable month of golf and some of the best that I've seen."
Alonso keen to click with Kimi
Motor Sport: Fernando Alonso has confirmed he and team-mate Kimi Raikkonen are pulling in the same direction in a bid to haul Ferrari back to the front of the Formula One grid.
The return of Raikkonen to Ferrari has been a letdown and Alonso said: "We definitely work a lot together.
"The meetings have been quite long this year because we have had a lot of things to sort out after the races.
"We have been constantly making suggestions and comments about what we have on the track to try to help the engineers to transfer that to Maranello (factory) and to translate those comments into ideas for the car. "It's a working relationship to try to help the team all the time."
Murray needs to step up: McEnroe
Tennis: Andy Murray needs to "step up" at the US Open, according to John McEnroe.
The former Wimbledon champion has struggled all season to find his best form after undergoing back surgery last September.
Heading into the last grand slam of the year, which begins on Monday, Murray is still looking for his first final and first top-10 victory since winning Wimbledon in 2013.
McEnroe said: "It's difficult to say what's happening with Andy. You need to give it more time to judge, but you sort of feel like the US Open would be a time he needs to step up because it's been a struggle compared to what it's been the last couple of years."