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Rory Mcilroy 2009 U.S Open



Tee shot on hole number 5

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  1. and in case u didn;t notice either, this isn;t down the line…..camera angle is slightly to the right(club is going to look more behind him than actually is if u think its down the line)…..i could go on and on….what are you arguing about???

  2. correct, never argued different…..all i compared was their ballstriking abilites, which are each the very best of their eras. Hogan was better, i would agree but rory's ballstriking is getting better all the time. And if u haven;t noticed, he is swing much more left than he used to as in thos swing here..Still inside out, but much less..

  3. @07charlestyra

    he hit one wedge a hair fat(or thin, we dont know)…..over 72 holes, he struck the ball as well as anyone has in any tournament i have ever seen…..had the course been setup tougher, his margain of victory would have been even greater because his ballstriking was so spot on….

  4. @63Bueno No, Mcilroy right arm is almost behind his back Ben Hogan creates way more space in the downswing and he does not drive his knees towards the ball which mciloy does and Hogan does not have his right arm glued to his hip.

  5. @63Bueno You cant compare the best gofler that has ever lived with rory that is just not right. Yeaah, and tiger he did not flush it everytime tiger is a better ballstriker and a better shotmaker his imagination around the greens is just remarkable and his recoveryshots are amazing.

  6. @f0cusen

    rory's ballstriking is unquestionably better than Tiger at age 22, or at any point in Tiger's career…..Rory is one of the great ballstrikers of all time IMO…he just flushes it everytime…..If Tiger could drive it like he did in 97', and hit his irons and wedges like he did in 07', then yes, I would agree tiger is the better ballstriker….

  7. @edsurfmich He may at times have problems clearing his hips, however the tremendous power he generates are due to a RELEASING OF COMPRESSED AMOUNT OF POTENTIAL ENERY. JACK NICKLAUS'S SWING IS SIMILIAR!!!!!!! lET'S NOT TURN RORY INTO A YOUNG PLAYER WHO GETS A NEW SWING COACH EVERY 4 YEARS. THIS SWING HAS SERVED HIM WELL — FOR HIS AGE HE CALL HIS OWN SHOTS. nOT JOING THE PGA THIS YEAR AND BREAKING UP WITH HIS GIRLFIEND SO HE COULD CONCENTRATE ON GOLF ARE 2 OF THEM!!!!!!!

  8. @edsurfmich I'm aware of that but if his swing was more efficient he could have won the masters for instance but he drives his knees towards the ball that restricts the space in the downswing in the downswing you want to create space for your arms and club he comes way behind with his arms and club meanwhile his hips are really open that it was saves him his ability to clear his hips. You could almoste say that Mcilroy is stuck in everyshot he hit.

  9. @chrismcleod1010 yeh, but 300 yards doesn't mean squat if it's in the trees. Mcilroy can average about 70% driving accuracy with his power, which is pretty darn good. And that other 30% is very rarely in the trees or near the OB marker.

  10. @idatomhue I would take tiger's ball striking at age 20 over rory's.

    When tiger was twenty, he only played half of the season in 96 and won i think 4 times, rory has one once over three years…. Tiger's putting is better as well but you have to hit the ball decent to win 4 times in a short year.

  11. He is the most exciting thing to happen to european golf in a long time. One of those players that you just have to watch whenever hes playing.

    He does miss too many putts. He would have won probably another 3 tournaments on the european tour this season if his putter had behaved better.

    At 20 years of age hes got plenty of time to put it right though. No reason why he can't win several majors.

  12. uh dont mean to burst your bubble still think he isnt going to be as good right now. Give him a couple of yaers for 1 reason.
    1) He misses short putts alot (kinda)

    And his swing puts crazy torque on his back. looks painful at times

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