or Connect
TheSandTrap.com › Golf Forum › The Clubhouse › Tour Talk › Rory McIlroy is overrated...
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Rory McIlroy is overrated... - Page 5

post #73 of 233

Re: Rory McIlroy is overrated...

Originally Posted by mcfc_nick View Post
how can you say that, you dont know how much/little he will improve, he's only 21
How can people say that he's going to win 10 majors?
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
post #74 of 233

Re: Rory McIlroy is overrated...

Originally Posted by James_Black View Post
He's only won 2 tournaments in the past 4 years (including 2010) as a pro.
other golfers have done better
I think that's a little harsh.

After all, he's only been a pro for just over three years (September 2007).

But yes, other golfers have done better in the same time-period, such as Lee Westwood (current World No 1) who had to win the season-ending Dubai World Championship in order to deny Rory the Order of Merit championship - in his second full season as a pro. Also Martin Kaymer, the PGA Champion - but then, he is four years older than McIlroy and has that much more experience.

Will he win 10 Majors? Heck, I dunno. I think he has the talent to do it but that isn't always a firm guide - other people play out of their socks, you have a duff final round, maybe infringe some Rule or other (hey, Dustin!) and don't get what your talent says you deserve. He is also likely to have a heck of a lot of competition, from Ryo Ishikawa and Matteo Manassero, to name but two. Make that three, with Rickie Fowler. Four with Kaymer. Maybe more - but the point is, we kinda know the young guns will step up to the plate; he won't have it all his own way. If he makes 10 he will, without a doubt, go down as one of the best-ever.

But we shall see. He's only 21.
post #75 of 233

Re: Rory McIlroy is overrated...

Originally Posted by Clambake View Post
I hope so too although I don't think Rory will accomplish what is already expected of him. I also hope G-Mac does more great things, and I expect he probably will. It's kind of odd but I really like the golfers from the Belfast area, and add Feherty to Rory and Graeme as sort of a Northern Ireland Three Muskateers. I'm not sure why I like the golfers from Belfast so much, aside from having been to that city on business quite a few times - maybe drinking in the downtown pubs there that still have some bullet holes in the walls helps create such an affinity. Or maybe it's just Feherty's humor.

And now that you mention it, I saw G-Mac up close at Pebble last summer after Round 2, and he did sort of remind me of Bea Arthur......
eh.....rory is from Down so is feherty, mcdowells from portrush not Belfast, and as Ive said Ive never seen such a streak of play on such an important time of a tournament......ever
post #76 of 233

Re: Rory McIlroy is overrated...

Originally Posted by whatwhatwhat View Post
eh.....rory is from Down so is feherty, mcdowells from portrush not Belfast, and as Ive said Ive never seen such a streak of play on such an important time of a tournament......ever
Gmac's accent causes amusement over here. I hear that at the Ryder Cup, he was being interviewed and the interview was relayed to the crowd and after he started speaking, one wag with a Team Europe cap on started cheering "USA! USA!" and even Gmac had to smile.
post #77 of 233

Re: Rory McIlroy is overrated...

Originally Posted by whatwhatwhat View Post
...and as Ive said Ive never seen such a streak of play on such an important time of a tournament......ever
Are you talking about GMcD or Rory?
post #78 of 233

Re: Rory McIlroy is overrated...

Originally Posted by jamo View Post
Are you talking about GMcD or Rory?
Rory, not sayin gmac didnt do great but he wasnt exceptional ball-striking wise sunday in pebble he just has unbelievable amount of bottle
post #79 of 233

Re: Rory McIlroy is overrated...

Originally Posted by James_Black View Post
How can people say that he's going to win 10 majors?
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
im not saying he will, im just saying how can you say that he definitely wont?
post #80 of 233

Re: Rory McIlroy is overrated...

Originally Posted by mcfc_nick View Post
im not saying he will, im just saying how can you say that he definitely wont?
There's not much that is guaranteed to happen or guaranteed not to happen.
but there are odds.

and if I was a bookmaker I would put the odds of Mcllroy getting 10 majors pretty high.

He hasn't even won a major yet, once he starts racking up a few wins then people can make assumptions.
post #81 of 233

Re: Rory McIlroy is overrated...

Maybe not 10, but he's definately going to win several. I'll say he'll have a career to rival Phil's. The guy's only 21? 22? And he's got a great game.
post #82 of 233

Re: Rory McIlroy is overrated...

Overrated?

His first round 63 in the Honk Kong doesn't say so...........
post #83 of 233

Re: Rory McIlroy is overrated...

Originally Posted by trickymicky69 View Post
Overrated?

His first round 63 in the Honk Kong doesn't say so...........
haha thought some-one might mention that, tbh he rarely gives a bad showing when hes expected to do well
post #84 of 233

Re: Rory McIlroy is overrated...

and his swing gives me a boner
post #85 of 233

Re: Rory McIlroy is overrated...

Originally Posted by trickymicky69 View Post
and his swing gives me a boner
Worrying, very worrying.
post #86 of 233

Re: Rory McIlroy is overrated...

Rory had a poor season but still won a big event and had 2 top 3s in majors. He seems to be coming back into form recently and is doing well this week. Big 2011 for him coming up IMO
post #87 of 233

I would just like to say (gloat) that this was my first ever post on this forum a3_biggrin.gif

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by deasy55 View Post

Rory had a poor season but still won a big event and had 2 top 3s in majors. He seems to be coming back into form recently and is doing well this week. Big 2011 for him coming up IMO



 

 

post #88 of 233


This was mine in this thread:

Quote:
Originally Posted by soloredd View Post

Overrated? So this is what sports has become. At 21-years old, if you haven't won two majors or two world championships or two Heisman trophies you are overrated. Wow. How about we give the kid a few years to adjust to everything before we start chopping his legs out from under him, huh?

McIlroy, Ishikawa, Fowler, Mannassero, Molinari brothers, AK, etc. I think we should just sit back and enjoy what these kids bring to the Tour and quit trying to find the next Tiger or Jack. It's the same thing in the NBA. For 10 years people have been trying to find the next Michael Jordan. Quickly, we've missed out on some great players that have come through. A shame.

 

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.
 

 

post #89 of 233

Rory has class. Something Tiger Woods has never had.

post #90 of 233

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.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Tour Talk
TheSandTrap.com › Golf Forum › The Clubhouse › Tour Talk › Rory McIlroy is overrated...