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post #253 of 284
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Originally Posted by golfbarefoot View Post

Close the troll thread already...

McIroy is overrated.. Seriously.. C'mon.. It's embarrassing

 

 

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Originally Posted by Tristian13 View Post

You're definitely being proven wrong right now....

We don't close threads for this reason.  It is actually a nice history of opinion.  Yes, the OP was underestimating McIlroy.

post #254 of 284
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Originally Posted by pabird View Post


It may just be possible that Jack knows what it takes to win the odd major or two

 

Rory has already won 4, so maybe Rory knows what it takes to win a major or two as well? 

post #255 of 284
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Originally Posted by Jakester23 View Post

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.
The good thing is he's actually making it quite clear through media interviews that he doesn't think he is the next tiger but shows he's just as classy and humble off the course as he is on the course. Great role model and if he's the new face of golf, the PGA Tour couldn't ask for a better person.
post #256 of 284

''He's just not that great. I think Rory will be the next Lee Westwood, albeit with a prettier swing. I know a lot of you think/wish/hope he'll be the second coming, but I'm not buying that product. He hasn't shown me that fire you need to be a multiple major winner. I say he finishes his career with 2, maybe 3 majors and 10-15 tournament wins.''

 

Wow. Just read that. That's hilarious, but ya know hindsight..20/20...lol.

post #257 of 284
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Originally Posted by Monte the Bear View Post

''He's just not that great. I think Rory will be the next Lee Westwood, albeit with a prettier swing. I know a lot of you think/wish/hope he'll be the second coming, but I'm not buying that product. He hasn't shown me that fire you need to be a multiple major winner. I say he finishes his career with 2, maybe 3 majors and 10-15 tournament wins.''

Wow. Just read that. That's hilarious, but ya know hindsight..20/20...lol.

If McIlroy retires now, in his mid 20s, he's pretty darn close to being right. a2_wink.gif
post #258 of 284
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Originally Posted by nevets88 View Post


If McIlroy retires now, in his mid 20s, he's pretty darn close to being right. a2_wink.gif

If Rory retires now is he a lock for the HOF? 3 majors meets the criteria and the fact that he got them all before turning 26 gives it a little extra oomph.

post #259 of 284
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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post
 

If Rory retires now is he a lock for the HOF? 3 majors meets the criteria and the fact that he got them all before turning 26 gives it a little extra oomph.

 

Plus, he has four. :)

post #260 of 284
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Plus, he has four. :)

:doh: Piling them up faster than I can count! I'm still so blown away by his Open win as his third major by 25 that I haven't even fully absorbed his 2nd PGA. That was a helluva two week* stretch.

 

 

*technically more than two weeks, but let's no ruin a perfectly good storyline.:-$

post #261 of 284
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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post
 

If Rory retires now is he a lock for the HOF? 3 majors meets the criteria and the fact that he got them all before turning 26 gives it a little extra oomph.

 

Plus, he has four. :)

News hasn't reached Canada by wireless yet.

post #262 of 284
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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post

d2_doh.gif  Piling them up faster than I can count! I'm still so blown away by his Open win as his third major by 25 that I haven't even fully absorbed his 2nd PGA. That was a helluva two week* stretch.


*technically more than two weeks, but let's no ruin a perfectly good storyline.f3_laugh.gif
You and me both brother. I know the comparisons are constant and starting to get annoying but the last player I can remember that dominated in the same fashion was Tiger. Do I think he's the next tiger? No. But he's extremely entertaining to watch each week which is bringing more and more viewers to the game.
post #263 of 284
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Originally Posted by saturday View Post


You and me both brother. I know the comparisons are constant and starting to get annoying but the last player I can remember that dominated in the same fashion was Tiger. Do I think he's the next tiger? No. But he's extremely entertaining to watch each week which is bringing more and more viewers to the game.

If he can keep his head right, he could be the next Tiger.  Rory's swing is appears much less violent than Tigers did so he may be able to sustain it longer without injury.  I also question if Rory has that killer instinct Tiger demonstrated in his prime, just seems like Rory is too nice a kid.

post #264 of 284
Just because rory is nice doesn't mean he isn't a competitor. Jack is really nice and he was an extreme competitor
post #265 of 284

Big praise for Rory's driving from some of other pros.

 

Paul Casey sounded reverential in a recent New York Times article.

"When Rory is on, it's not a contest," Casey said. "Rory's swing is like a bullwhip. When he times it, it's the best you're going to see. I've never seen a golf ball hit like that."

 

Stuart Appleby's instructor agreed.

"I don't think Tiger ever hit it as far and as straight as Rory," said Steve Bann. "Rory's path (with the driver) is inside and up, so his natural free releasing shot is a draw."

 

 Ian Baker-Finch

"Rory doesn't have to go back to a stinger three-iron often," said Baker-Finch. "Even when Tiger was at his best and winning all the time, he went back to that stinger two-iron when he had to."

 

http://www.cbssports.com/golf/eye-on-golf/24680305/paul-casey-on-rory-mcilroy-ive-never-seen-a-golf-ball-hit-like-that

post #266 of 284
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Originally Posted by Crim View Post
 

Big praise for Rory's driving from some of other pros.

 

Paul Casey sounded reverential in a recent New York Times article.

"When Rory is on, it's not a contest," Casey said. "Rory's swing is like a bullwhip. When he times it, it's the best you're going to see. I've never seen a golf ball hit like that."

 

Stuart Appleby's instructor agreed.

"I don't think Tiger ever hit it as far and as straight as Rory," said Steve Bann. "Rory's path (with the driver) is inside and up, so his natural free releasing shot is a draw."

 

 Ian Baker-Finch

"Rory doesn't have to go back to a stinger three-iron often," said Baker-Finch. "Even when Tiger was at his best and winning all the time, he went back to that stinger two-iron when he had to."

 

http://www.cbssports.com/golf/eye-on-golf/24680305/paul-casey-on-rory-mcilroy-ive-never-seen-a-golf-ball-hit-like-that

 

I would agree with most of that, but I also think that's why, when he's not swinging well, he falls so far out of contention in a way that Tiger didn't as often as Rory has (through this point in their careers)*.  Basically, Rory's success is heavily reliant on that driver because he does hit it so often.  Tiger had a bit of a higher floor because he would/could go back to the stinger.  Granted: it isn't a great time to talk about Rory's floor being lower when he took two majors this year, but I'm speaking in relative terms.

 

*I'll disclaim that I haven't reviewed all of the data to know if it flies in the face of this statement.

post #267 of 284
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Originally Posted by newtogolf View Post
 

If he can keep his head right, he could be the next Tiger.  Rory's swing is appears much less violent than Tigers did so he may be able to sustain it longer without injury.  I also question if Rory has that killer instinct Tiger demonstrated in his prime, just seems like Rory is too nice a kid.


True enough but don't forget Tiger came off as a pretty nice kid when he first started out too. Smiled a lot, joked around.. looked innocent then got hit hard by the press and has kept his guard up since.

post #268 of 284

Apparently many other people find Rory overrated too....
 

Rickie does it again!!!

 

LOL

 

post #269 of 284
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Originally Posted by Crim View Post
 

Apparently many other people find Rory overrated too....
 

Rickie does it again!!!

 

LOL

 

I wonder what the fans are smoking... :hmm:

post #270 of 284

I am disgusted with myself for saying this, and I know Tigs will hate me for it too, but Rors is a stud.  absolute stud.  when hes on its scary.  the driver swing is dead sexxxy.

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