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post #19 of 39

Re: Rory Mcilroy

Originally Posted by geezer View Post
*Nechro's thread*
Rory played really well at the UBS Hong Knog open. Just beaten to the post in a three way playoff with Francesco Molinari and Lin Wen-Tang. Lin Wen-Tang, who eventially won.
It was an epic playoff. I could give a blow-by-blow account, but a link might suffice.

-CLICK-
If Wen-Tang had not hit a career iron shot out of the trees on the 73rd hole, the kid would have won it.

He's has a lot of skill and, at 19, he is cooler under pressure than most tour veterans. Expect him to be a major force in the game in years to come.

SubPar
post #20 of 39

Re: Rory Mcilroy

He is, my friends, the real deal and will be the one to legitimately challenge Tiger for golfing dominance in the not to distant future. If not for the fact that our American friends often look no further than the US Tour for the games best players, Rory McIlroy would have been on the radar many many months ago. And you think Anthony Kim is going to be the one to challenge Tiger, ha ha!! Watch this space!!
post #21 of 39

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post #22 of 39

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He'll be good in years to come. I was more impressed with Lin Wen-tang though.
post #23 of 39

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Lets not forget about Jason Day!
post #24 of 39

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as john the baptist opened the way jesus, "there comes one greater than me, the lachets of whose sandals i am unworthy to tie", so padraig harrington is the predecessor for the wondrous rory macilroy
post #25 of 39

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That was a very enjoyable play-off. McIlroy looked great. He and Lin Wen-tang both hit some amazing shots out of those trees.
post #26 of 39

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Kaymer is the don on the European Tour, Rory does look good though as does Oliver Fisher. I wonder how Chris Woods will get on.

I expect Kaymer to be the one to push for the top spot very soon.

Once Oliver Wilson gets the first win he will be very hard to beat I know he is late 20's but still a relatively new name, and Ross Fisher will get better and better.
post #27 of 39

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All McIlroy needs to do is finish inside the top 30-ish in either of his next two tournaments and that puts him inside the top 50 in the world, which I think gets him an invite to the Masters...
post #28 of 39

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This young lad is a class act - he turned pro off a handicap of +6 which in anyone's world is pretty phenomenal!! He has already shot up the world rankings and is currently inside the top 50, or at least he was the last time I checked and potentially facing the prospect of playing in the Masters in April!!

Keep an eye on this young lad because he can go right to the top very quickly!!
post #29 of 39

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Does anyone know if he will be playing the PGA tour in 09.
post #30 of 39

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no he's on the european tour next season, doubt he'll move to the us tour for along time yet.
post #31 of 39

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Rory Mcilroy will be one of the best players to come out of europe in years. He is one of a new breed of players from the UK to come through who are roughly the same age e.g. Ollie Fisher, Chris Wood and Danny Willett. Then we have some pretty awesome teenagers in the amatuer scene like Tom Sherreard who i think is at Georgia, Matt Haines and Sam Hutsby.Rory etc will push on massively this year but watch out for the other names at the walker cup to really push Rickie Fowler and Jamie Lovemark
post #32 of 39

Re: Rory Mcilroy

Originally Posted by Tristan View Post
Rory Mcilroy will be one of the best players to come out of europe in years. He is one of a new breed of players from the UK to come through who are roughly the same age e.g. Ollie Fisher, Chris Wood and Danny Willett. Then we have some pretty awesome teenagers in the amatuer scene like Tom Sherreard who i think is at Georgia, Matt Haines and Sam Hutsby.Rory etc will push on massively this year but watch out for the other names at the walker cup to really push Rickie Fowler and Jamie Lovemark
I'd also like to see Oliver Wilson and Ross Fisher become multiple winners.

I have a feeling Paul Casey is going to have a big year
post #33 of 39
This is how Rory is crushing it
post #34 of 39
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Originally Posted by golfbarefoot View Post

This is how Rory is crushing it

 

Why do they bring up x-factor if it is not the reason for Rory's long driving? For the nice graphics?

post #35 of 39
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Originally Posted by luu5 View Post
 

 

Why do they bring up x-factor if it is not the reason for Rory's long driving? For the nice graphics?

 

 

Because the separation doesn't matter if both are moving slowly. X-factor is there because of the kinetic chain. It is how the sequencing works in the golf swing. They even said Rory doesn't have the largest X-Factor on tour. He does have hips that move 30% faster then the average tour player. For a person who is 6 inches shorter than most of the longest hitters on tour. What he lacks in swing arc, he makes up for in rotational speed. 

 

Look at it this way. Which one would you think causes the fastest clubhead speed

 

X-Factor of 45 degrees, and hip rotation of 700 degrees per second

X-Factor of 70 degrees, and hip rotation of 400 degrees per second

post #36 of 39

Love how they mention Rory's consistently long drives. When he is on and hiotting it long on almost all of his drives he looks nearly unbeatable. His "A" game is just better. 

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