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Rory McIlroy is Overrated!

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1 hour ago, GolfLug said:

Rory seems to be the most unaffected and personable of superstars. A bright and thoughtful fellow.  Hard to not get behind him. Terribly exciting when firing on all cylinders.

A very popular victory indeed.

Agreed.  At the BMW last year I noticed how he looked around alot, made eye contact and seemed to enjoy the atmosphere.  Most of the players were in their cocoon.  

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Let's look at what he did in 2019.

Three wins, including the Player's and the Tour Championship. 2nd on the money list, (Koepka 1st), 1st in adjusted scoring average, and 1st in Total Strokes gained.

In my book, Rory's A game beats everybody else's A game.

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1 hour ago, The Recreational Golfer said:

In my book, Rory's A game beats everybody else's A game.

I would like to see him versus Keopka head to head when both their games are on point. 

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22 hours ago, The Recreational Golfer said:

In my book, Rory's A game beats everybody else's A game.

Hard to say being how good players are these days. Rory’s A game in ball striking is certainly one of if not the best, but his putting isn’t. Rory needs to bring his A game more often or improve to where he can win with his B game.

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22 hours ago, Vinsk said:

Hard to say being how good players are these days. Rory’s A game in ball striking is certainly one of if not the best, but his putting isn’t. Rory needs to bring his A game more often or improve to where he can win with his B game.

He was top 20 in all categories in putting this year. I think we assume he is not good because the announcers state it without looking at the stats.

Rory has been a pretty good putter over the years. He reads and putts quickly using what I assume is the Dave Stockton method of no practice swings (not sure if he did that this year as I didn't pay attention). I use this too. Read the putt and wait your turn. When it's time, go line up and putt.

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9 minutes ago, boogielicious said:

He was top 20 in all categories in putting this year

Yes. And that’s not ‘one of the best’ and certainly not ‘better than anyone.’ And this was a good year thus the top 20 in putting stats certainly aided this. 

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On 11/5/2010 at 9:58 PM, senorchipotle said:

By no means am I saying that he isn't good, cause he's great. 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. I reckon he'll be a hall of famer, but never classed with the likes of tiger, jack, palmer, player, etc. thoughts...?

Hard to say, he’s still pretty young and strong.

To be honest, the field is a lot deeper than when Tiger, Jack and Palmer were greats, and it’s going to be difficult for anyone to be like them nowadays.

So, you might be right about the wins, but not for the right reasons.

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26 minutes ago, Lihu said:

So, you might be right about the wins,

This is 9 years old...and he’s already wrong.

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Calling it now...Koepka wins all four majors next year. 

Surprised. Koepka won a major and WGC and finished top-5 in all the majors.

Rory won zero majors. Hell, he didn’t even contend in a major.

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23 minutes ago, ChrisP said:

Calling it now...Koepka wins all four majors next year. 

Surprised. Koepka won a major and WGC and finished top-5 in all the majors.

Rory won zero majors. Hell, he didn’t even contend in a major.

Both had three wins. Rory was more consistent. And some (most?) of the PGA Tour players don’t like Brooks.

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2 hours ago, ChrisP said:

Calling it now...Koepka wins all four majors next year. 

How much?😏

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2 hours ago, iacas said:

Both had three wins. Rory was more consistent. And some (most?) of the PGA Tour players don’t like Brooks.

Major wins + performance > Consistency 

That’s just my opinion.

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12 minutes ago, ChrisP said:

Major wins + performance > Consistency 

That’s just my opinion.

That’s not all that’s figured into POY though.

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35 minutes ago, boogielicious said:

Obviously height is not a factor. :-P 

Lol....yeah Koepka and Rory would be like the abominable snowman with Daffy Duck.

 

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8 hours ago, ChrisP said:

Major wins + performance > Consistency 

That’s just my opinion.

Clearly your opinion doesn't match that of the PGA Tour members who voted.

Rory won the FedExCup, too, which I'm sure they value.

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