Nadal leads world's praise for new champ
"Right now he's playing at a different level than the rest. He is an inspiration. I admire him a lot."
-- World tennis number one Rafael Nadal (right)
"What a performance from start to finish. Enjoy the win. Well done." -- Tiger Woods
"With the first major victory of his career, McIlroy officially became The Next Tiger Woods. -- ESPN
"Woods was long on ego, charisma and imagination; McIlroy on charm, tenacity and a flowing, high-finish swing" -- The Washington Post
"Rory McIlroy moved through the cheering galleries with a boyish smile and the occasional laugh, a young man playing near-flawless golf and enjoying the walk"
-- New York Times
"This was not a tournament, it was a coronation, with one of the most well-received processions the sport will ever witness"
-- The London Independent