Re: Rory McIlroy is overrated...
How do you know he won't get injured/burned out in the next couple of years.
He's only won 2 tournaments in the past 4 years (including 2010) as a pro.
other golfers have done better
I would just like to say (gloat) that this was my first ever post on this forum
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.
Mcilroy has the best swing I've seen in all my years, but the question is can he play with it for a long time period. He is one of those who should not be messed with. And, as he ages, the question will be can he continue to swing as he now does. If so, he will be a legend. Too many change their pursuit of simply winning or hitting great shots to some semi-magical objective of developing a better (mythical) swing that will enable them to hit perfect shots every time. That will never happen. The key is a swing that will produce the result one wants when the feeling of exactly what you want to do comes into your mind, and you can execute the shot without thinking about something you are "working upon." It will not always turn out as you want but if you can do it more than the next best player, you will dominate. Golf is a mental game. I say that yet I am about as technical about the swing as anyone I know. Knowledge of what you want to do is good, but seeking swing perfection and changing all the time will not work. JMHO.
To me it looks like Rory sees his shot expectation, steps right into position and hits the shot. He has kept it simple so far. We used to know another young and great golfer like that named Tiger. Tiger's B game could win a lot of the time. Somehow that was not enough for him.