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post #199 of 209

When I think of Rory and how he played in a couple tourneys two years ago, how well he played only to follow up last year with a stinker.......I keep getting this image of Ben Curtis, hopefully I am wrong.

post #200 of 209

4 players since 1930 have won multiple majors before turning 25

 

Jack Nicklaus

Seve Ballesteros

Tiger Woods

Rory McIlroy

 

Not a bad list to have joined.

post #201 of 209
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Originally Posted by Spitfisher View Post
 

When I think of Rory and how he played in a couple tourneys two years ago, how well he played only to follow up last year with a stinker.......I keep getting this image of Ben Curtis, hopefully I am wrong.

I keep seeing shades of Phil. 

post #202 of 209

He's only what 24 years old still. I mean come on guys. Overrated has more to do with media hype than him.

post #203 of 209

Why can't we just enjoy the golfers as they are, and leave them to be individuals with their own identities. I don't see the need to have a bunch of clones running around.

 

I for one like a little diversity when I watch  week to week. And thats why I rail about Woods getting so much TV time when he is in hack mode, and others are playing great golf.

post #204 of 209
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Originally Posted by saevel25 View Post
 

He's only what 24 years old still. I mean come on guys. Overrated has more to do with media hype than him.


and the manufactures who PAY him and others so much.

post #205 of 209
Over the past few months he has certainly been much better than Woods.
post #206 of 209
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Originally Posted by Snowfly View Post
 

Why can't we just enjoy the golfers as they are, and leave them to be individuals with their own identities. I don't see the need to have a bunch of clones running around.

 

I for one like a little diversity when I watch  week to week. And thats why I rail about Woods getting so much TV time when he is in hack mode, and others are playing great golf.

This! I just wanna watch golf, all that other nonsense is for people with too much time on their hands, IMHO.

post #207 of 209

Well, Rory already has more majors than Westwood-who I also like.....but you are talking about a very young, extremely talented kid with something akin to 20+ years of golf career ahead of him....this is also the kid who Tiger personally coronated as essentially the guy who would ultimately replace him as golf's best...that is what I would call a very informed opinion!  Rory is already showing strong signs that his personal and professional life are stabilizing and he is once again topping the leaderboards....no reason to believe that this will change anytime soon.

 

there are many other golfers, IMO, who are more likely to be "over rated" including Dustin Johnson , for example....everybody oooohs and ahhhs about his distance but he is not a complete player as he lacks a reliable short game and regularly displays questionable course management -especially at crunch time on Sundays......just an example amongst many....

 

Cheers.

post #208 of 209

Rory has a ridiculous amount of talent, so no I don't think he is overrated. His potential is virtually limitless. He is really young and just needs to figure out a way to consistently put himself in contention and close out tournaments. Once he learns how to grind out wins (as well as run away with them, which he's shown he's more than capable of), watch out because there isn't a lot of guys who can do the things that he can when he's on.

post #209 of 209
The problem for Rory is everyone is comparing him to the GOAT. The guy has a ton of talent and a long career left. Its really not fair to make him the next Tiger. I doubt we will ever see a player as dominant as Tiger was in his prime. I hope Rory figures out how to just be himself on and off the course. I think he will win a lot more just probably not at the same clip as Tiger.
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