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

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  • LlortamaiseyLlortamaisey Members Posts: 5,894 ✭✭
    He suffers from Chick-fil-A syndrome. His illness isn’t his fault. Get off his back.
  • freeze16172002freeze16172002 Members Posts: 90 ✭✭
    because he doesnt have the wedge and short irons needed with his distance, flying greens or hitting it 20 over the flag with wedge doesnt get it done. Then his putter comes and goes and the around the green play is not stellar.
  • golfer07840golfer07840 Smart ass from Northwest NJMembers Posts: 1,672 ✭✭
    What an original and interesting topic this is.

    Opinions are my own and are never to be taken seriously.
    and for God's sake, if you're going to whine about Jim Nantz, have the respect to spell his name correctly.
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  • RSinSGRSinSG ClubWRX Posts: 3,061 ClubWRX
    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.
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  • ebrasmus21ebrasmus21 Serial Shanker CAMembers Posts: 5,314 ✭✭
    lowheel wrote:


    Another **** sizzler! If Rory ever gained confidence with this shot...



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  • gioguy21gioguy21 NJMembers Posts: 7,354 ✭✭
    i hate to say it but -- i just don't think he's got fire anymore. watching Keith Mitchell last week and a guy who doesn't really react that much, Francesco Molinari, both act and played like they wanted it more.



    Rory just seemingly comes out flat -- regardless of thursday to sunday -- his attitude is just, "yea if i go low...i go low...i struck the ball well today i just didn't get some breaks...it is what it is ya know...i'll hope for better tomorrow".



    how you think goes into how you act - and i know this might be a minute comparison/snapshot but - think of that attitude...and relate it to his golf swing. how many shots has he missed out to the right in the last few tournaments b/c he just kinda lays off it and hangs it out there. his BEST ballstriking days are when he's going at it, with driver, with irons, etc and he hits pure shots with pure swings. the last few tourneys i have seen shots/swings that are just 85% commitment to.



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  • disco111disco111 Members Posts: 985 ✭✭
    Molinari said it best when asked about Rory........"It'sa simple, he no getta the balla ina the holea"............ image/pimp.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':pimp:' />
  • gioguy21gioguy21 NJMembers Posts: 7,354 ✭✭
    disco111 wrote:


    Molinari said it best when asked about Rory........"It'sa simple, he no getta the balla ina the holea"............ image/pimp.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':pimp:' />
    as an italian -- i laughed my *** at this hahaha i actually said it in my head like my uncle.

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  • MidwestGolfBumMidwestGolfBum Corporate Golfer Extraordinaire MSN/MKE/DSMMembers Posts: 1,292 ✭✭
    ebrasmus21 wrote:

    lowheel wrote:


    Another **** sizzler! If Rory ever gained confidence with this shot...



    [media=]



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    Tasty little wedge there from YJS.




    The little 1 or 2 hop stopper is a shot that is extremely useful, for sure. When I have been able to play with some high level ams and pros of various levels, they all seemed to have that shot and could control their distances very well with it. Unless you catch something on the green, it's extremely predictable and something that players of all levels could benefit from having.
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  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Members Posts: 11,823 ✭✭
    I can't believe nobody has said this ...



    He did not capitalize on the par 5's at all at the API. Miss the greens and don't get up and down or hit the greens in two and then 3 jack



    He is getting home on par 5's with irons where a lot of players cannot even reach in 2. I wonder how his approach from 225+ compares to the fields?



    2nd shot on 6 Sunday was atrocious and a good example



    SECOND (and he has acknowledged this)



    When he does not start hot he seems to lose interest and confidence WAY too quickly and drags himself around the course as opposed to his bouncy strutting



    The Masters last year was the same. The kid misses a four foot eagle on #2 and played like a sucky baby for the rest of the day. if he made that putt he would've won I feel



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  • Pent08Pent08 Members Posts: 1,054 ✭✭
    Golfjack wrote:


    I can't tell if it's the same thread or another one. Either way I love being critical of a top golfer whenever he doesn't win. We all know success at the highest stage is just a mentality change away. As if everyone else was weak, and this guy just needs to get stronger.




    In fairness, what you're critiquing is fairly easy to quantify. Rory's scoring average by round is 69.83(54th), 68.83(16th), 69.17(43rd), 70.5(115th). His final round scoring doesn't just tell the story that he's simply getting beat by stronger players.
  • CasualLieCasualLie Do Woodchucks Chuck Wood? Members Posts: 1,401 ✭✭
    The problem is, even if his final round scoring average is more in line with the other three days...say 69 even...he still loses on Sunday. So it's not just that.



    I think another poster said it best...golf is hard.
  • Pent08Pent08 Members Posts: 1,054 ✭✭
    edited Mar 12, 2019 2:02pm #44
    CasualLie wrote:


    The problem is, even if his final round scoring average is more in line with the other three days...say 69 even...he still loses on Sunday. So it's not just that.



    I think another poster said it best...golf is hard.




    These threads wouldn't be started if he were shooting good rounds on Sunday. Stats aren't telling the story that Rory's simply getting outplayed.



    Edit: Granted, it is a small sample size
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  • GolfnutgalenGolfnutgalen Members Posts: 2,534 ✭✭
    He's T88th in Par 5 scoring average which is atrocious considering his position off the tee. Even last year he was 6th in that category and has lead it multiple times, so this year definitely seems like an anomaly.
  • FergusonFerguson Members Posts: 4,641 ✭✭
    Clearly he's having marital problems. This is a truncated list of problems in the "modern" marriage.

    Let's see how they "perhaps" pertain to Rors and his problem marriage:





    It could be.............



    Overstepping Boundaries - his wife likes to share the spotlight that Rors created

    Lacking Complete Communication - too much texting and not enough face-to-face

    Declining Occurrences of Sexual Intimacy - you can't be playing tourneys and takin' care of business concurrently

    Wandering Focuses - he can't putt and who is he spending time with? Brad Faxon?

    Emotional Infidelity - he clearly is channeling his emotions elsewhere

    Fighting About Money - often times more money brings more problems

    Waning Appreciation - her appreciation for his game and his "star quality" is waning

    Technology Interference - changing putters
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    I came here to make a facetious marriage joke, but this ^ will do.
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  • Nard_SNard_S Members Posts: 3,197 ✭✭
    The guy uses rebar in his wedge shafts, most Pro's go softer even using #8i shafts in them. He's downright awful from wedge distance, needs an equipment intervention.



    Aside from that his mental approach is pretty sophomoric, he has zero grind & grit. I get he does not want to press but geez, where's the pride dude?
  • bscinstnctbscinstnct Members Posts: 26,327 ✭✭
    Beginning of the end



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    Ha I forgot about that cover.
  • ebrasmus21ebrasmus21 Serial Shanker CAMembers Posts: 5,314 ✭✭

    ebrasmus21 wrote:

    lowheel wrote:


    Another **** sizzler! If Rory ever gained confidence with this shot...



    [media=]



    [media=]




    Tasty little wedge there from YJS.




    The little 1 or 2 hop stopper is a shot that is extremely useful, for sure. When I have been able to play with some high level ams and pros of various levels, they all seemed to have that shot and could control their distances very well with it. Unless you catch something on the green, it's extremely predictable and something that players of all levels could benefit from having.




    Stricker is another that comes to mind.
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  • CircaflexCircaflex Well, I gotta go now. I’ve got a lotta bouncin’ to do! Members Posts: 736 ✭✭
    MMB1500 wrote:


    2) Ditch those awful TM putters and go and see David Edel to get properly fit for a putter that actually matches his shape preferences and aiming tendencies, then stick with it.




    Do you honestly believe, TM doesn't do the same thing? I am certain, they have been working to find a putter that matches his stroke and aiming tendencies. Plenty have won with those "awful" putters, the Spider was one of the most sought after putters for a while when everyone was winning on tour with them.
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  • MMB1500MMB1500 Members Posts: 6,317 ✭✭
    edited Mar 12, 2019 4:53pm #53
    Circaflex wrote:

    MMB1500 wrote:


    2) Ditch those awful TM putters and go and see David Edel to get properly fit for a putter that actually matches his shape preferences and aiming tendencies, then stick with it.




    Do you honestly believe, TM doesn't do the same thing? I am certain, they have been working to find a putter that matches his stroke and aiming tendencies. Plenty have won with those "awful" putters, the Spider was one of the most sought after putters for a while when everyone was winning on tour with them.




    If they did why is he using an Anser style one week and they a spaceship mallet the next? They're two completely different head shapes. Are both optimized for his visual, alignment and aiming tendencies? I don't see how they could be. Now, he might like the look of them both but that's not the same thing.



    Also what has a putter being popular on tour got to do with whether it optimally fits McIlroy or not?
  • tatertottatertot Members Posts: 4,376 ✭✭
    MMB1500 wrote:

    Circaflex wrote:

    MMB1500 wrote:


    2) Ditch those awful TM putters and go and see David Edel to get properly fit for a putter that actually matches his shape preferences and aiming tendencies, then stick with it.




    Do you honestly believe, TM doesn't do the same thing? I am certain, they have been working to find a putter that matches his stroke and aiming tendencies. Plenty have won with those "awful" putters, the Spider was one of the most sought after putters for a while when everyone was winning on tour with them.




    If they did why is he using an Anser style one week and they a spaceship mallet the next? They're two completely different head shapes. Are both optimized for his alignment and aiming tendencies, based on his vision and how he aims the putter? I don't see how they could be. Now, he might like the look of them both but that's not the same thing.



    Also what has a putter being popular on tour got to do with whether it optimally fits McIlroy or not?




    He was doing that all the way back when he was using Camerons.
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  • KrazyTrain18KrazyTrain18 Members Posts: 3,162 ✭✭
    RSinSG wrote:


    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.




    He's won 2 majors, 2 WGCs, a Fedex cup and Race to Dubai since the breakup.....poor karma
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  • CircaflexCircaflex Well, I gotta go now. I’ve got a lotta bouncin’ to do! Members Posts: 736 ✭✭
    edited Mar 12, 2019 5:08pm #56
    MMB1500 wrote:

    Circaflex wrote:

    MMB1500 wrote:


    2) Ditch those awful TM putters and go and see David Edel to get properly fit for a putter that actually matches his shape preferences and aiming tendencies, then stick with it.




    Do you honestly believe, TM doesn't do the same thing? I am certain, they have been working to find a putter that matches his stroke and aiming tendencies. Plenty have won with those "awful" putters, the Spider was one of the most sought after putters for a while when everyone was winning on tour with them.




    If they did why is he using an Anser style one week and they a spaceship mallet the next? They're two completely different head shapes. Are both optimized for his visual, alignment and aiming tendencies? I don't see how they could be. Now, he might like the look of them both but that's not the same thing.



    Also what has a putter being popular on tour got to do with whether it optimally fits McIlroy or not?




    Just because one week is an anser and the other week is a mallet doesnt mean they cant be fit for his stroke, come on now. It's called trying to find something that works. Didnt Tiger, one of the most clutch putters ever, just recently use a mallet?



    I never said the putter being popular meant it was an optimal fit for McIlroy, my point was you called them awful putters when clearly they arent.
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  • MMB1500MMB1500 Members Posts: 6,317 ✭✭
    edited Mar 12, 2019 5:24pm #57
    Circaflex wrote:

    MMB1500 wrote:

    Circaflex wrote:

    MMB1500 wrote:


    2) Ditch those awful TM putters and go and see David Edel to get properly fit for a putter that actually matches his shape preferences and aiming tendencies, then stick with it.




    Do you honestly believe, TM doesn't do the same thing? I am certain, they have been working to find a putter that matches his stroke and aiming tendencies. Plenty have won with those "awful" putters, the Spider was one of the most sought after putters for a while when everyone was winning on tour with them.




    If they did why is he using an Anser style one week and they a spaceship mallet the next? They're two completely different head shapes. Are both optimized for his visual, alignment and aiming tendencies? I don't see how they could be. Now, he might like the look of them both but that's not the same thing.



    Also what has a putter being popular on tour got to do with whether it optimally fits McIlroy or not?




    Just because one week is an anser and the other week is a mallet doesnt mean they cant be fit for his stroke, come on now. It's called trying to find something that works. Didnt Tiger, one of the most clutch putters ever, just recently use a mallet?



    I never said the putter being popular meant it was an optimal fit for McIlroy, my point was you called them awful putters when clearly they arent.




    It's not about fitting for his stroke per se, it's about choosing a putter that he can actually aim properly. Not sure if you've ever been through an Edel putter fitting, but everything from head shape, offset and presence of sight aids (or not) can have a dramatic impact on where you subconsciously aim the club. All I'm saying is, I don't believe those putters are optimized for his tendencies. It also looks like he now has a 14 club contract, so he has to play a TM putter - which is the main reason Justin Rose switched to Honma, because he didn't want to.



    We'll have to disagree on the Spiders. Certainly some people play well with them and I'm sure there are those that think it's the greatest putter ever made.
  • GolfTurkeyGolfTurkey Members Posts: 566 ✭✭
    My impression of Rory is that he wants to want it, unlike someone like Tiger who really really wants it.
  • MidwestGolfBumMidwestGolfBum Corporate Golfer Extraordinaire MSN/MKE/DSMMembers Posts: 1,292 ✭✭
    ebrasmus21 wrote:


    ebrasmus21 wrote:

    lowheel wrote:


    Another **** sizzler! If Rory ever gained confidence with this shot...



    [media=]



    [media=]




    Tasty little wedge there from YJS.




    The little 1 or 2 hop stopper is a shot that is extremely useful, for sure. When I have been able to play with some high level ams and pros of various levels, they all seemed to have that shot and could control their distances very well with it. Unless you catch something on the green, it's extremely predictable and something that players of all levels could benefit from having.




    Stricker is another that comes to mind.




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  • ebrasmus21ebrasmus21 Serial Shanker CAMembers Posts: 5,314 ✭✭

    ebrasmus21 wrote:


    ebrasmus21 wrote:

    lowheel wrote:


    Another **** sizzler! If Rory ever gained confidence with this shot...



    [media=]



    [media=]




    Tasty little wedge there from YJS.




    The little 1 or 2 hop stopper is a shot that is extremely useful, for sure. When I have been able to play with some high level ams and pros of various levels, they all seemed to have that shot and could control their distances very well with it. Unless you catch something on the green, it's extremely predictable and something that players of all levels could benefit from having.




    Stricker is another that comes to mind.




    He happens to be one of the pros I have been lucky enough to play with.




    Must have been pretty cool to see a wedge player of that caliber in action.
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  • MidwestGolfBumMidwestGolfBum Corporate Golfer Extraordinaire MSN/MKE/DSMMembers Posts: 1,292 ✭✭
    ebrasmus21 wrote:


    Must have been pretty cool to see a wedge player of that caliber in action.




    It's always amazing watching him work, especially when you get a couple up on him on the back 9. He reminds you, regularly, that you're not very good in comparison, in the absolute nicest way possible. Generally it's throw it to kick in range with a wedge, laugh, and ask if it's good. It's when you see the Tour level guys kick it into the next gear just to be sure they aren't handing you money at the end of the round that is truly humbling.
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