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Rory Mcilroy- why he can't close out a golf tournament

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  • ctsgolfctsgolf Members  186WRX Points: 145Handicap: 5Posts: 186 Fairways
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    Pent08 wrote:
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    Ha I forgot about that cover.<br />
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    He's hoping we all did too.
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  • RSinSGRSinSG St George, UT (Formerly Palm Springs, CA)ClubWRX  3456WRX Points: 489Handicap: 8.5Posts: 3,456 ClubWRX
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    RSinSG wrote:
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    It's all Karma. It's never cool to dump your fiancee via a 10 minute phone call. Especially when you were hanging around with her earlier in the day. Somewhere in Caroline's luggage is a Rory doll with pins stuck in it.<br />
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    He's won 2 majors, 2 WGCs, a Fedex cup and Race to Dubai since the breakup.....poor karma<br />
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    Just from what I saw of last day at Bay Hill, he was good with the driver as always, lukewarm on the greens and not at all as accurate with his iron shots as he used to be.
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  • Danm2501Danm2501 Members  258WRX Points: 38Handicap: 12.6Posts: 258 Bunkers
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    Probably because winning on Tour is incredibly difficult. Players with a 1, 2 or 3 shot lead after 54 holes win 33% of the time in the last 6 years. Rory's numbers align with that pretty closely. Closing tournaments unless you go into the final round with a 4 shot lead or more is hard.
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  • Rob McHughRob McHugh Rob ClubWRX  1083WRX Points: 236Handicap: 13Posts: 1,083 ClubWRX
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    I’m just going to put this out there as a 60 year old hacker playing off 10. It appears to me anyway, that he often misreads the putts. Could it be that JP used to help out with the reads, I wouldn’t expect his mate to be any help there. <br />
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    Rob
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  • MMB1500MMB1500 Members  6694WRX Points: 621Handicap: GolfPosts: 6,694 Titanium Tees
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    Rob McHugh wrote:
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    I’m just going to put this out there as a 60 year old hacker playing off 10. It appears to me anyway, that he often misreads the putts. Could it be that JP used to help out with the reads, I wouldn’t expect his mate to be any help there. <br />
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    Rob<br />
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    I believe his green reading is a huge factor in his poor performance on the greens. If he got some proper guidance on this it could help him massively.
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  • GolfnutgalenGolfnutgalen Members  2683WRX Points: 401Posts: 2,683 Titanium Tees
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    When Rory won the API last year he gained a remarkable 2.5 stroke per round with his putter. Now stats of course aren't perfect of course, but he would have won his last 5 tournaments this season if he had that putting average this year.
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  • rjbrewer57rjbrewer57 Members  9WRX Points: 0Posts: 9
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    His stance is too wide. His swing is too loopy
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  • SugarPenguinSugarPenguin Members  91WRX Points: 77Handicap: 8Posts: 91 Fairways
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    Im a huge Rory fan and he has to be the most frustrating player to support on tour.<br />
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    My opinion:<br />
    Rory is a much better putter than people give him credit for. The only sub-standard part of his game is wedges. He is decent at chipping but anything else (including bunkers) hes poor in comparison.<br />
    The biggest factor for me is mentally. I think he is just mentally drained. I don't think its the pressure or stress or being married or anything like that..... I just think that he just has so many sponsor commitments and responsibilities of that nature. He puts waaaaay to much effort in doing that then focusing on his game. So when the time comes and some pressure does kick in, he just doesnt seem to have the mental capacity to go into 'kill mode'. He needs to stop grinding for money as im sure he isnt going to struggle to keep the lights on, and just play fearless and committed golf as its just waaay to safe on Sundays when hes in contention. For me - he is just a bit lassez-faire and once he has a couple of bad holes he just seems to just give up and not grind. <br />
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    Sort it out Rory - and if you are short of some cash for a beer I can spot you.<br />
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    Just my opinion.
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    Im a huge Rory fan and he has to be the most frustrating player to support on tour.<br />
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    My opinion:<br />
    Rory is a much better putter than people give him credit for. The only sub-standard part of his game is wedges. He is decent at chipping but anything else (including bunkers) hes poor in comparison.<br />
    The biggest factor for me is mentally. I think he is just mentally drained. I don't think its the pressure or stress or being married or anything like that..... I just think that he just has so many sponsor commitments and responsibilities of that nature. He puts waaaaay to much effort in doing that then focusing on his game. So when the time comes and some pressure does kick in, he just doesnt seem to have the mental capacity to go into 'kill mode'. He needs to stop grinding for money as im sure he isnt going to struggle to keep the lights on, and just play fearless and committed golf as its just waaay to safe on Sundays when hes in contention. For me - he is just a bit lassez-faire and once he has a couple of bad holes he just seems to just give up and not grind. <br />
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    Sort it out Rory - and if you are short of some cash for a beer I can spot you.<br />
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    Just my opinion.<br />
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    +1
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    rjbrewer57 wrote:
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    His stance is too wide. His swing is too loopy<br />
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  • Steele47Steele47 Members  1837WRX Points: 994Posts: 1,837 Platinum Tees
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    Gluten Deficiency.
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  • bscinstnctbscinstnct Members  29196WRX Points: 6,033Posts: 29,196 Titanium Tees
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    Steele47 wrote:
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    Gluten Deficiency.<br />
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    Gluten is key.<br />
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    Like tonight<br />
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    Loaf of Italian bread<br />
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    Big plate of pasta with rabe<br />
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    Breaded Veal cutlets<br />
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    Haha!<br />
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    Course I killed myself of the old school step machine after work for like 35 minutes. Got my heart rate to 290.<br />
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    Actually, dont feel so good right now.<br />
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    Need a cookie ; )<br />
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  • youdamantigeryoudamantiger Members  446WRX Points: 257Handicap: 6.8Posts: 446 Greens
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    Im a huge Rory fan and he has to be the most frustrating player to support on tour.<br />
    <br />
    My opinion:<br />
    Rory is a much better putter than people give him credit for. The only sub-standard part of his game is wedges. He is decent at chipping but anything else (including bunkers) hes poor in comparison.<br />
    The biggest factor for me is mentally. I think he is just mentally drained. I don't think its the pressure or stress or being married or anything like that..... I just think that he just has so many sponsor commitments and responsibilities of that nature. He puts waaaaay to much effort in doing that then focusing on his game. So when the time comes and some pressure does kick in, he just doesnt seem to have the mental capacity to go into 'kill mode'. He needs to stop grinding for money as im sure he isnt going to struggle to keep the lights on, and just play fearless and committed golf as its just waaay to safe on Sundays when hes in contention. For me - he is just a bit lassez-faire and once he has a couple of bad holes he just seems to just give up and not grind. <br />
    <br />
    Sort it out Rory - and if you are short of some cash for a beer I can spot you.<br />
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    Just my opinion.<br />
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    Rory ranked 15th last year in proximity to the hole from 100-125 yards. He ranked 20th last year in proximity to the hole from under 100 yards. He ranked 97th in putting. Still think his wedges are the problem?
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  • dolfinackdolfinack Members  474WRX Points: 56Posts: 474 Bunkers
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    imakaveli wrote:
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    Beer buddy as a caddie, already accomplished and gazillions in the bank. I would do the switch anytime though.<br />
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    Harry Diamond is a +2 player. That’s the kind of beer buddy caddy you want.<br />
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    In other news, golf is hard.
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  • imakaveliimakaveli Moli Moli Moli Moli Tommy Tommy Tommy Tommy... Members  13161WRX Points: 1,026Handicap: 3.8Posts: 13,161 Titanium Tees
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    dolfinack wrote:
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    imakaveli wrote:
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    Beer buddy as a caddie, already accomplished and gazillions in the bank. I would do the switch anytime though.<br />
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    Harry Diamond is a +2 player. That’s the kind of beer buddy caddy you want.<br />
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    In other news, golf is hard.<br />
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    Being good at playing golf doesn't mean you are good at caddying, it means you are good at playing golf.<br />
    Golf is hard, but that's not a big deal if you are already accomplished.<br />
    Fat Rory is still my favourite player though.
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  • M4TTM4TT EnglandMembers  1505WRX Points: 305Handicap: 6Posts: 1,505 Platinum Tees
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    imakaveli wrote:
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    Fat Rory is still my favourite player though.<br />
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    Nail on the head there.<br />
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    Fat Rory = Always hungry to win<br />
    Slim Rory = On a diet
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  • Birdie MacBirdie Mac Members  688WRX Points: 349Posts: 688 Golden Tee
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    So which is better: Fat Luther Vandross or skinny?<br />
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    Not having been in that position I cannot imagine what it's like going from a pudgy kid who plays golf at a high level for the love of the game to an adult who plays it for a living and is being pushed and pulled in all directions by media and business obligations. I don't think there's anything wrong with him; he's an excellent player who'll win his share of tournaments. He's good; just not 'Tiger good'. Tiger casts a long shadow.
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  • oz dee ceeoz dee cee Members  514WRX Points: 104Posts: 514 Golden Tee
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    This thread done??? Or does it have to be a major, not the ‘5th’ major?
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  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to CanadaMembers  13926WRX Points: 2,746Handicap: 0.9 >< 3.8Posts: 13,926 Titanium Tees
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    Just needs a green jacket now
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    Well done RORS!!!!
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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 IowaClubWRX  21651WRX Points: 5,640Posts: 21,651 ClubWRX
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    In August of 2017 at the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale Mcilroy fired his caddie JP Fitzgerald.<br />
    Fitzgerald's replacement was Harry Diamond, Rory's best friend who had no professional caddie experience at all. Fitzgerald on the other hand, had caddied for Darren Clarke, Paul Mcginley and Ernie Els.<br />
    Since Diamond took over, Mcilroy was in the last group in these 7 tournaments:<br />
    2018 Masters<br />
    2018 WGC<br />
    2018 BMW<br />
    2018 Tour Championship<br />
    2019 Sentry Tournament of Champions<br />
    2019 WGC<br />
    2019 Arnold Palmer Invitational<br />
    and he was unable to close the deal.<br />
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    I'm wondering if Mcilroy would have had a caddie with tour experience, a caddie who knew how to handle the pressure being in contention on Sunday, he might have won at least one of those six tournaments.<br />
    I'm wondering if Mcilroy is thinking about that too.
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    Did he have a different caddie today? Oh - looked like the same guy that's been there for his no worse than 6th place in his events this year. Dominating.
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  • KaysquareKaysquare Puppyluv Members  2244WRX Points: 236Handicap: 10Posts: 2,244 Platinum Tees
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    Congrats to Rory! A fine win for him on St. Patrick's Day. I'll admit I was rooting for Jim Furyk though.
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  • sandtrapsandtrap Members  851WRX Points: 156Posts: 851 Golden Tee
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    Ok close it up
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  • gvogelgvogel Members  8466WRX Points: 1,393Posts: 8,466 Titanium Tees
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    oz dee cee wrote:
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    This thread done??? Or does it have to be a major, not the '5th' major?<br />
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    Aren't internet discussions fun?
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    Open the floodgates
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    well this got awkward quickly....
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  • imakaveliimakaveli Moli Moli Moli Moli Tommy Tommy Tommy Tommy... Members  13161WRX Points: 1,026Handicap: 3.8Posts: 13,161 Titanium Tees
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    About time Rory. Must have been nothing interesting on tv this afternoon <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' /> now win Augusta and make it 6 <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />
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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 IowaClubWRX  21651WRX Points: 5,640Posts: 21,651 ClubWRX
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    He hasn’t forgotten how to win, Caroline can’t remember the PIN on her phone. She’s down, he’s up! Poor Elaine!<br />
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    https://mobile.twitter.com/CaroWozniacki/status/1106061797323431936<br />
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    Just wanted to post this video here:<br />
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