Twice major winner Tony Jacklin hailed Rory McIlroy's "sensational" driving display in winning the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and believes the new world No 1 can go on to dominate golf.
Europe's most successful Ryder Cup captain, however, questioned whether 14-times major champion Tiger Woodswill have the appetite to fight back from the latest in a series of injuries.
While McIlroy was easing to a two-shot triumph over Spain's Sergio Garcia in Akron, Ohio on Sunday, Woods was struggling to clamber into a golf buggy that whisked him off the course after pulling out with a back strain midway through the final round.
McIlroy produced a dynamic performance off the tee, pounding out a sequence of long, booming straight drives to overpower playing partner Garcia.
"That was sensational," Jacklin said. "I've never seen anybody drive the ball better thanthat, ever.
"Rory showed amazing control with the driver which made the rest of it pretty straightforward. It was a terrific show and it was almost like a victory parade after he started with those three birdies in the first three holes of the final round."