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  1. Lol. So everyone is saying he won with the broomstick. What a thread.
  2. Don't disagree with any of those reasons as I have suggested them before as well. No one lives in a vacuum. In regards to the fitness issue, from his own mouth, he intentionally wanted to change his body and his swing mechanics. These are his words: “I wanted to get stronger and build up a little bit of robustness in my body,” he said. “Honestly, make myself a little less flexible, a little stiffer, that was one of the reasons. I had so much movement in my hips and in the lower part of my spine that there was not enough stability to protect the joints and the discs and the vertebrae.” September 2020 https://golf.com/instruction/fitness/rory-mcilroy-this-is-why-i-started-working-out/
  3. Well, six weeks fits within 1-6 months now doesn't it? I'm sure it's a range. The point is still the same. Courses are changed and prepped all of the time for a PGA Tour event. One month prep prior to the event, which you stated, is no big deal. And neither is growing the rough out. You c'mon, man!
  4. Seven year Major drought. There's absolutely no way to quantify this, but it is a fact that he hasn't won a major in seven years. I'm not saying fitness isn't important. Some have suggested "over doing it", and I think there may be something to that. That's all.
  5. I thought most courses should expect a one to six month delay in play prior to, and post, hosting a PGA Tour event depending on the host site. I doubt the privilege and prestige of hosting a PGA Tour event bothers the majority of membership to such an extent.
  6. I'm no expert either, but that seems to be an unnecessary amount of weight for the athletic requirements of golf. I know some of the heavy lifters who golf may disagree, but all we have to do is look at the typical pro golfer physique and it's pretty evident you don't need to be lifting large amounts of weight to be successful. He and Tiger may have very well shortened and/or disrupted the time span of success in their careers due to excessive training.
  7. Appreciate the detail and in no way am I questioning the value of squats or exercise in general. And yes, there is a "risk" in any athletic activity. The debate, or question, appeared to be that Rory did, or did not, squat too much weight for his frame/size. So, to the resident fitness experts, did Rory overdo his squat weight or not? It has to be one or the other.
  8. Hmmm, the PGA Tour may have a different opinion on this.
  9. Exactly. I'm not sure what the point was. Lift heavy because it's good for numerous things but you also might blow a knee or a tendon or back or what?
  10. $100 mil and counting might make your putting suck! (at least not care so much anyway)
  11. So true. There are more "kids" now who can hit it 270+ off the tee yet still can't break 90. Kinda puts the USGA's definition that "A male scratch golfer, for rating purposes, can hit tee shots an average of 250 yards and can reach a 470-yard hole in two shots at sea level" in perspective. You still have to be sharp with the wedges, able to scramble when not, and make short (3'-8') putts.
  12. Totally agree. Seems like he could stumble into a few major wins over the next ten years. In the end though, not quite what was projected for him when he first arrived on the scene.
  13. Not to mention, Rocco had huge back pain issues. https://www.golfwrx.com/544462/rocco-mediate-drank-during-competitive-tour-rounds-to-combat-his-back-pain-sober-since-2017/
  14. Yeah, but strokes gained says putting isn't that big of a deal. Just gotta get hot at the right time. Seven years and still hasn't timed it right.
  15. So you agree. The ruling bodies made a rule for the PGA Tour. The game needs less rules and it is rather disheartening to see the ruling bodies use rules in this way. Let the PGA Tour regulate distance through course set up. Losing a shot or two for taking risks (and conversely gaining a shot or two if successful) adds up pretty quickly over a four day tournament and would deal with the distance issue fairly. Less should be more when it comes to the rules of golf.
  16. Well, here ya go. Ian Woosnam's Power Game. The intro music is fantastic and worth the price of admission:
  17. That's an excellent observation and highlights the fact that distance is only a PGA Tour problem (and I'm not so sure the PGA Tour thinks it's a problem). I've yet to meet a golfer who complains they have too much distance with all of their clubs. Why does the USGA feel the need to regulate the PGA Tour? Especially when the only way they can do that is to change the rules of golf for all golfers.
  18. $100 million guaranteed for appearing and playing 15 professional golf events is crazy money. The whole key to this happening though is luring the up and coming young talent away from the PGA Tour. Big names to start, but they will need talented youth to sustain their tour. No doubt a player of Will Zalatoris's talent wouldn't be intrigued by guaranteed millions in his first few years on the PGL.
  19. I fail to see any reason why a "committee" would ever need to use this rule unless it was to discriminate against a player who was successful using a driver longer than 46 inches. Do you have a different reason why a committee would ever need to use this rule?
  20. Considering the ball is traveling within the space-time continuum there has to be an effect. How much I don't know but I vote yes.
  21. You seem to be suggesting the USGA and R&A, who want to be the de facto ruling bodies for all of golf, made a rule they should have no accountability for. So it goes like this, eh?: "We, the ruling bodies hereby make a rule but if you choose to use it, we won't be held accountable for said use, even though we are the ones who authorized it under the rules of golf." What a cop out. And some here are suggesting the rule doesn't even matter because it won't impact very many golfers. So now the ruling bodies are making meaningless rules that they have no accountability for? That makes zero sense. It absolutely amazes me how many don't realize how this undercuts their own credibility as the ruling bodies and as keepers of the game of golf.
  22. I really would love to see a thoughtful rebuttal to my three points in regards to the new driver length ruling but have yet to see anything of substance which only serves to validate them even more. I suppose when you've got nothing you've got to throw something.
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