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post #163 of 209

How can he be like Lee Westwood when Westwood doesn't have a major?  When Rory is mentally engaged he can't be beat.  He plays American high ball flight golf and that works for three out of four majors.  He has lived up to expectations so far, which cannot be said for most.  Thus not overrated.  

post #164 of 209

Is this a joke ? Come on, the kid has exceeded expectations so far.

post #165 of 209

Impossible to predict what Rory will do but you have to base the opinion on what he has already shown us.   He seems to win whenever he desires a particular event or title.  Plays poor when he is only there because it's expected and he would rather be seeingthe girlfriend etc.  As long as he retains his desire he will win many more tourneys including majors.  He would at least want a green jacket and no doubt will be going all out for that. He does,nt do well at the British Open because he doesn't really like the style of the courses so much, or the weather ! He hascome acrossas a bit of a sulky spoilt brat in the past on occasions but that will reduce as he matures.  I see lots more big victorys, golf is his life and probably always will be, it's what he knows.

post #166 of 209

Why they need to compare him to Tiger Wood's is just media hype not much more, these are the facts though, only 43 golfers have won 3 or more majors since ...mmm.. let me see...1861 and Rory has 2 already at age 23 when he wins his 3rd and he will he'll add his name to this group, say no more, Moe knows!

post #167 of 209
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Originally Posted by Moe Norman View Post

... say no more, Moe knows!

 

Moe, dude ... love the skeleton suit.

post #168 of 209
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This was mine in this thread:

 

For once, I agreed with what Brandle Chamblee said tonight after the tournament: Europe hasn't found another Seve, it's found it's own Rory. 

 

I also for once agreed with Johnny Miller in that in remains to be seen if Rory has that desire to be a legend. I mean, he stormed away with this one but I want to see what happens when he's either tied or trailing by 2 shots. He's not going to win majors by 8 strokes again. We've seen him crumble before when things got tight - has he truly learned from his past experiences? Time will tell. Great kid, I'm pulling for him big time.
 

 

This bit made me laugh hahaha.

 

 

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I would take that bet, now if you had said majors I might have to think about it.
 
can i get in on this? haha
post #169 of 209

An old thread, but it seemed the most appropriate: nobody's really talking about how the former #1 has fallen to fourth, with barely half as many OWGR points as Tiger Woods.

 

Despite all the Tiger comparisons, I think that deep down people knew he wasn't at Tiger's level (i.e. able to sustain a prolonged period of excellence).

post #170 of 209

There's no way he has anywhere near the drive Tiger has. The desire -- the need -- to win and to dominate. His game will come back I'm sure, but that element will always set them apart. 

post #171 of 209
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An old thread, but it seemed the most appropriate: nobody's really talking about how the former #1 has fallen to fourth, with barely half as many OWGR points as Tiger Woods.

 

Despite all the Tiger comparisons, I think that deep down people knew he wasn't at Tiger's level (i.e. able to sustain a prolonged period of excellence).

 

I agree. I absolutely think he's a player, when he's on, he can beat anybody in the field, even Tiger. Tiger's whole life is golf. Rory wants a life outside of golf. Today's game, when there are so many good players, you really have to be on your game and really give so much time to developing your game.

 

I know this upsets people, thinking he's wasting talent, but he wants to enjoy life, and life his life how he should, more power to him. I wish he would take it more seriously and get back to competing. I honestly like the guy, and I think his talent is scary good, and I enjoy when he's on his A game.

post #172 of 209

Rory has shown short periods of drive and he has a competitive spirit, but it was only really evident in full force during his run up to...getting his Nike deal. That was the plan in the Rory Camp. Make it look like they had the next Tiger and land the huge deal. After that there was a let down that wouldn't have happened if he had the true, obsessive drive that Tiger had.

post #173 of 209

he'll be back.

post #174 of 209

Give him some time, one down year doesn't mean a lot. He will probably never be a consistent winner, but I really think he will get back to winning a few tournaments in short stretches of time.

post #175 of 209
Agreed that Rory is over hyped by the media and fans. He can't control how much people hype him up (though he does happily take in the sponsorship money that comes with that hype) so we can't really fault him for this. If anyone is to blame it's the golf media. It would appear that anyone who wins one tournament is suddenly due to win a major, if not more (eg CH3). Anyone who wins a major is automatically on course to win a few more (Freddie, DL3, GMac, Trevor Immelman, Adam Scott, Justin Rose). Then the media gets schizo and decides that a 14x major winner at age 37 will never win another tournament or major. I find it hard to blame the players when hype / opinion is outside their control.
post #176 of 209
In my opinion he just seems off as far as golf is concerned. I don't know him but just what the media covers of him.
post #177 of 209

He's not the new Tiger, people aka the media were in a rush to declare it before Tiger was done being Tiger. He is good and has potential but he needs to surpass all the other greats before he earns the "Tiger" tag.

post #178 of 209
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He's not the new Tiger, people aka the media were in a rush to declare it before Tiger was done being Tiger. He is good and has potential but he needs to surpass all the other greats before he earns the "Tiger" tag.

 

I agree, the media wanted a new Tiger and he was the closest to it.  He's a kid who gained world fame very quickly, has a girlfriend that happens to be an attractive professional tennis player, just signed a deal worth $100M with Nike, switched from Titleist to Nike clubs and switched management companies twice in the last 3 years.  His life is upside down from where it was before he won is Majors and gained all his fame. 

 

Give him a few years to adjust and then we'll see how good he actually can be.  He's already had a better career than Sergio so maybe he takes his girlfriend and Nike's cash and just enjoys the rest of his life.

post #179 of 209

One Tiger is enough,

 

I have never been an eager fan of music , golf, any sport or movie..of anything.

I like golf and so on... but I do not see these people as heroes. Tiger is a great player

but that's all. I hate this groud shouting "gome on Tiger" and "get the hole".

Therefore I do not want to see Rory as next Tiger.

One Tiger is enough.

post #180 of 209

Rory isn't overrated. just having a bad year. A little slump after the a big fame boost he wasn't ready for. He'll be back next year!

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