Rory worked with Brad Faxon on his putting this week.

JagpilotohioJagpilotohio 45+ inch drivers are evil.Columbus, OHMembers Posts: 7,252 ✭✭
edited Mar 17, 2018 in Tour Talk #1
Eamon Lynch just said on Golf Channel that Rory spent a couple hours with Faxon this week.



He’s number one this week in strokes gained putting. Must have been one **** of a lesson. About time.



Link:



http://golfweek.com/2018/03/16/the-forecaddie-meeting-with-brad-faxon-bolsters-rory-mcilroys-putting/
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  • SpongerobSpongerob Members Posts: 231 ✭✭
    Interesting. Hopefully Fax can help him. I always thought Rory putted best when he was experimenting with left hand low. He seemed to always give it a pure roll when doing that. Obviously he was never all that comfortable with that as he didn't stick with it. When he putts conventional he always seems to finish very high. He thins more putts than any world class player ever should. That messes with his speed control and his confidence IMO. I hope he finds it. When he is in full flow no one can hang with him.
  • Holy MosesHoly Moses Members Posts: 10,500 ✭✭
    Won his majors using a 34.25" putter. Then had the great idea of going to a 33". Didn't putt well. Goes back to a 34.25" version and leads the tournament in strokes gained putting. Genius.
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  • Titleist 670Titleist 670 Members Posts: 1,841 ✭✭
    Rory is probably my favorite golfer on Tour. Hope he gets his putter worked out and starts winning again.



    If Fax can't help him, it's time for him get the c3i and square strike wedges in his bag so he never has more than a tap-in.
  • MMB1500MMB1500 Members Posts: 6,374 ✭✭
    edited Mar 19, 2018 #5
    Working with Faxon is the smartest thing he's done for his game in ages.



    I just hope he sticks with him as McIlroy has chopped and changed putting coaches a lot in the past.



    Re: the putter it was apparently Phil Kenyon that had him move to a 33" putter. He never looked comfortable with it.
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  • redfirebird08redfirebird08 Members Posts: 7,948 ✭✭
    Faxon should be his putting coach going forward. 6 strokes gained on the greens in 2 rounds is amazing.
  • falken19150falken19150 Members Posts: 1,757 ✭✭


    Rory is probably my favorite golfer on Tour. Hope he gets his putter worked out and starts winning again.



    If Fax can't help him, it's time for him get the c3i and square strike wedges in his bag so he never has more than a tap-in.




    Haha....**** square strike wedge commercials.
  • ShilgyShilgy PhoenixMembers Posts: 11,697 ✭✭
    MrWolf wrote:


    Working with Faxon is three smartest thing he's done for his game in ages.




    I am sorry but gotta ask. What were the other two?
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  • Holy MosesHoly Moses Members Posts: 10,500 ✭✭
    Shilgy wrote:

    MrWolf wrote:


    Working with Faxon is three smartest thing he's done for his game in ages.




    I am sorry but gotta ask. What were the other two?




    Leaving Nike (their drivers were bad) and not marrying Caroline are clearly the other two
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  • BearQBearQ Members Posts: 3,537 ✭✭
    Ive always been a big Faxon fan. He really loves the game. There was an inside the tour on him a while ago, his workshop is very impressive. He keeps all his clubs, non wrx style. Had them perfectly organized and shiny too!
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  • redfirebird08redfirebird08 Members Posts: 7,948 ✭✭
    Rory now up to 7.6 strokes gained putting this week. Incredible turnaround for him. I hope Faxon becomes a permanent adviser for him on the greens.
  • iBanestoiBanesto Niclas Fasth Members Posts: 4,491 ✭✭
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    Movement in the putting stroke.
  • MMB1500MMB1500 Members Posts: 6,374 ✭✭
    Shilgy wrote:

    MrWolf wrote:


    Working with Faxon is three smartest thing he's done for his game in ages.




    I am sorry but gotta ask. What were the other two?




    Ha. Yeah sorry about that. **** predictive text!
  • gvogelgvogel Members Posts: 7,596 ✭✭
    Turns out Rory can putt. He just had to stop thinking about his stroke, and start thinking about rolling the rock to the hole. No process, just hit the ball into the hole.



    He just needed to realize how good he can be with the flat stick. Confidence.



    We'll see where this takes him for the next few weeks.
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  • andrieddleandrieddle Members Posts: 1,804 ✭✭
    He did say he focused too much on the mechanics before and forgot everything else.



    His putting was impressive this week to say the least.
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  • grm24grm24 Western PAMembers Posts: 3,334 ✭✭
    edited Mar 19, 2018 #16
    Rory's numbers/strokes gained stats for the API.



    R1 stats: 8 of 14 fairways, 10 of 18 greens, 7 of 8 scrambling, 24 putts

    R2 stats: 6 of 14 fairways, 12 of 18 greens, 3 of 6 scrambling, 27 putts

    R3 stats: 12 of 14 fairways, 11 of 18 greens, 6 of 7 scrambling, 25 putts

    R4 stats: 10 of 14 fairways, 13 of 18 greens, 5 of 5 scrambling, 24 putts



    McIlroy recorded 100 putts through four rounds, the fewest of his career in a PGA TOUR round.



    His Strokes Gained: Putting total (10.027) was the best of his career.



    Strokes Gained: Off the Tee 31st (1.411)

    Strokes Gained: Approach the Green 13th (4.569)

    Strokes Gained: Around the Green 20th (1.966)

    Strokes Gained: Putting 1st (10.027)

    Strokes Gained: Total 1st (17.973)



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  • JagpilotohioJagpilotohio 45+ inch drivers are evil. Columbus, OHMembers Posts: 7,252 ✭✭
    I’d say the transformation was downright shocking. He was sooooo bad all season. Wow.
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  • AjitAjit Members Posts: 1,392 ✭✭
    Apparently the lesson began with



    BF: What do you think of when you're driving the golf ball?

    RM: Nothing.

    BF: So why don't you do that when you're putting?

    RM: Er...
  • aliikanealiikane Members Posts: 1,625 ✭✭
    His putter was definitely on fire today. He also went back to the blade putter from the mallet he was using.
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  • MarkFromTheUKMarkFromTheUK Members Posts: 4,639 ✭✭
    He’s the most naturally gifted golfer out there. He should keep everything as simple as possible. Next step: bin the sports psychologist.
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  • FergusonFerguson Members Posts: 4,983 ✭✭
    Rory had a breakout round because he was overdue. Things came together.







    Faxon. 8 wins and no majors. Faxon.
  • Swisstrader98Swisstrader98 Members Posts: 3,549 ✭✭
    Shilgy wrote:

    MrWolf wrote:


    Working with Faxon is three smartest thing he's done for his game in ages.




    I am sorry but gotta ask. What were the other two?




    I think he meant to say THE not THREE. Lol
  • DLiverDLiver Members Posts: 2,630 ✭✭
    For those of you who don't know, Rory's SG putting of 10+ means he took 10 fewer strokes on the greens than the average player at the API. Heck he was 5 better than Tiger, who putted really well.



    Rory jumped from 124th in SG:P this year to 23rd in a single week. Wow.



    Faxon's putting was always great, except under pressure. One of his big thoughts was that he "didn't care" if he made the putt. That is a hard mental trick to pull off when the tourney is on the line.



    Very impressive stuff from Rory.
  • bladehunterbladehunter Today was a good day... south carolinaMembers Posts: 27,156 ✭✭
    Holy Moses wrote:

    Shilgy wrote:

    MrWolf wrote:


    Working with Faxon is three smartest thing he's done for his game in ages.




    I am sorry but gotta ask. What were the other two?




    Leaving Nike (their drivers were bad) and not marrying Caroline are clearly the other two








    lol Nike driver bad? single highest Ball speed i ever saw was with a Vapor Speed head..... and the best Feeling driver ive ever hit is My TW Vapor speed glued Oven 2 dot head... Tiger cold say he played some bad nike heads.. BUT Rory ddint go to nike until after they had already been making really good stuff......
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  • nova6868nova6868 Members Posts: 4,734 ✭✭
    Ferguson wrote:


    Rory had a breakout round because he was overdue. Things came together.







    Faxon. 8 wins and no majors. Faxon.




    Sure. Pure coincidence that he met with Faxon and his putting went from absolute shite to #1.



    I agree he was overdue, but sometimes you need some help to straighten you out. Nothing wrong with acknowledging the guy who helped you.
  • RBImGuyRBImGuy Banned Posts: 2,248
    grm24 wrote:


    Rory's numbers/strokes gained stats for the API.



    R1 stats: 8 of 14 fairways, 10 of 18 greens, 7 of 8 scrambling, 24 putts

    R2 stats: 6 of 14 fairways, 12 of 18 greens, 3 of 6 scrambling, 27 putts

    R3 stats: 12 of 14 fairways, 11 of 18 greens, 6 of 7 scrambling, 25 putts

    R4 stats: 10 of 14 fairways, 13 of 18 greens, 5 of 5 scrambling, 24 putts



    McIlroy recorded 100 putts through four rounds, the fewest of his career in a PGA TOUR round.



    His Strokes Gained: Putting total (10.027) was the best of his career.



    Strokes Gained: Off the Tee 31st (1.411)

    Strokes Gained: Approach the Green 13th (4.569)

    Strokes Gained: Around the Green 20th (1.966)

    Strokes Gained: Putting 1st (10.027)

    Strokes Gained: Total 1st (17.973)



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  • Holy MosesHoly Moses Members Posts: 10,500 ✭✭

    Holy Moses wrote:

    Shilgy wrote:

    MrWolf wrote:


    Working with Faxon is three smartest thing he's done for his game in ages.




    I am sorry but gotta ask. What were the other two?




    Leaving Nike (their drivers were bad) and not marrying Caroline are clearly the other two








    lol Nike driver bad? single highest Ball speed i ever saw was with a Vapor Speed head..... and the best Feeling driver ive ever hit is My TW Vapor speed glued Oven 2 dot head... Tiger cold say he played some bad nike heads.. BUT Rory ddint go to nike until after they had already been making really good stuff......




    Nike drivers got worse, not better over the years. One report said that one of the reasons for the increase in driver distance last year was due to all the Nike players moving to Callaway or TaylorMade.
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  • tbowles411tbowles411 ClubWRX Posts: 25,252 ✭✭
    Frankly, Nike equipment was horrible. However, I will specify that as far as our store, if you wanted "Nike" we would do our best to talk you out of it, unless you were willing to pay for Nike OVEN, which was the premium Tour side we had access to. Different feel, materials, and incredibly more expensive. You know, the stuff that worked.
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  • tbowles411tbowles411 ClubWRX Posts: 25,252 ✭✭
    Oh, Brad Faxon probably got a nice Edible Arrangements with extra chocolate covered honeydew melons. image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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