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As before get prepared for the excuse , it was the wrong ball ( imagine coming out with that at the saturday medal ). Mcilwhine wont win another major . Winless and not even close years should come at the beginning and the end of your career not when we were told he was going to do a tiger and rule as no 1 . The americans must be chuckling away in the background . You blew it rory.
rory is still the best we have, just a matter of time until it all comes together, people are to quick to slag him down, wait and see you doubters.
@23Unbeknown to most people, the self-confessed "good weather golfer" has always been a one-dimensional, one-trick pony. His 4 majors have all come on long/rain-sodden courses with slow greens: he's even admitted his Open win "came in exceptional circumstances", i.e. non-typical links conditions. The weaknesses in his game (poor wedge play/putting) are just becoming apparent to more people.
RM is in danger of becoming a one trick pony believing he can bomb his way round the course.If he learned to respect the course and take smaller clubs on some of the trickier holes whilst he would have longerto reach the green at least he wouldn't be hitting out of the rough (or worse) on 50% of the time.His confidence would improveexponentially.Its useless as things stand just now.
The most disturbing thing about McIlroy's wayward shots is that he's pulling some, e.g. his drive into the water at the (drivable) 15, then losing others to the right. There is no consistency, but does he (or his BFF caddie) have the fix? It appears not. His 2017 US season's petering out with no glory for Rory.
McIlroy's heart's not in it nowadays. Perhaps physical, perhaps personal, but the Tour grind's taken its toll.On the technical side, 'drive for show, putt for dough' has never been truer in his case. His wedge play's not getting him close enough to the hole and he looks terrible over a 4-6ft putt.Listen to his interviews from 2-3 yrs back. Not the same guy.Shame.
rory seems to have lost all his confidence and self belief in himself. definetely lost his mojo last couple of years. ambition seems to have wavered badly. we all know what he is capable off. hopefully can get back to somewhere near that level. britain and europe need you rory back to your best for ryder cup as well.
Why are the BBC wasting licence payers money on this non sport?
There is a lot of merit in the 'not trying' vs 'still injured' argument...we don't know what is happening. I want to see him playing at his very best. The sport is at it's most competitive for years, so why not wait and start judging him based on his results from February onwards next year. If he recovers and has the appetite we are going to see a load of great golf!
6 sports_nut"Rory is without doubt the best out there"And you're evidence for that is what exactly? There are a number who are proven better at the moment RM needs to rest, repair and then prove itBTW - Why BBC do you need to keep harping on about RR?
Rory seems to have lost that little edge/fire in the belly that Speith has. It doesn't take much at their level to fall off the pace. I'm hoping that as he matures he'll knuckle down and produce some memorable golf. He is a class act and it's good for everybody fans/sponsors etc if he can hit top gear again..... just wish he got rid of that annoying American twang :-).
Would love to see Leishman push on and win it, couldn't go to a more deserving guy.Out in 30 with a bogie... wowsers!!!
Ian Carter, golfs answer to footballs Phil McNulty. I am still surprised that they don't mention Tiger Woods. Please discuss McKilroy when has improved enough to justify his world ranking.
When I watch US golf on TV I always wish for the British players to do well. But I've lost faith in Rory. He's become a huge disappointment. Can't putt and short irons just as bad. Recently he looks like he's not trying that hard? Maybe he only turns up because his sponsors' contracts require him. Whether he practises enough I don't know? Perhaps he needs new coach?
Look at the top guys after the first round. Lots of birdies but no bogies.RM is up there on the birdie side of things but has too many off-holes to challenge at the moment. Who would you rather have stood over a 6 footer for par? RM or Jordan Speith?
@2 Not every comment has to be amount the BBC writing an article about Rory. I see the same old comments week in week out. Give Over! Dont read the BBC if you dont like it. SO BORING!!!
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