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13-09-2013, 12:55   #16
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To be fair he does not make an issue out of the clubs,
I reckon he should never have left Chubby, his dad and all his buddies seems to have too much influence on the direction his career is taking.
His form was much better after leaving chandlers stable though so i dont see how that has hurt his career.
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13-09-2013, 13:04   #17
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I've heard alot of potential excuses for his poor form this year - new clubs, not enough practice, too much pressure, off course problems, loss of confidence, etc.. It's likely to be a combination of all of those factors. However, he is too good to be down for long and I'm looking forward to his return to form. Hopefully he gets on a hot streak before the year is out

2013 has been a bit of a difficult year for Irish touring pros. Not a single major between Rors, GMAC, PH, & Clarke. The natives are getting restless. Hopefully Lowry will be the next of them to win a big one.
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13-09-2013, 13:18   #18
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I can see Rory slipping down the rankings and I personally don't think he's going to ever perform to the consistency and excellence we saw before.
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2013 has been a bit of a difficult year for Irish touring pros. Not a single major between Rors, GMAC, PH, & Clarke.


Like it. Worth reading a second time to enjoy it (and I dont just mean the straight-faced slipping in of the PH !). Remember when any one island of Ireland golfer winning any golf tourny in a year was considered a good year?

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Definitely not the clubs. I'd say they're identical with a Nike stamp on them. Also, Jack Nichlaus made the point that in his day he had to play with several sets of clubs due to different sponsers in Europe/US etc, and regularly had to change clubs. Never altered his form. He said it was nothing to do with the clubs and that McIlroy could pretty much play to the same standard with any set fitted for him.

Heard rumours about off course stuff that sounds like an awful position for him to be in if it they're true. If they are, I'd say they're a large factor. So let's go with off-course events.
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Heard rumours about off course stuff that sounds like an awful position for him to be in if it they're true.
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I think its more to do with 'off field' activity than clubs
A year back playing full time on the Euro tour may help him, but alas that wont happen as not enough off field cash to be made over this side of the pond
Not really, its not that much easier on the European Tour, and sure Rory even missed the cut at the Irish Open.


I wouldn't be Rorys biggest fan, superb golfer but I don't like his attitude. He needs to forget this year and start fresh next year. He could learn a thing or 2 from Adam Scott. Scott was similar that he had the world at his feet at a young age but got distracted by stuff off the course, model girlfriends, cars, houses etc.
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Not really, its not that much easier on the European Tour, and sure Rory even missed the cut at the Irish Open.


I wouldn't be Rorys biggest fan, superb golfer but I don't like his attitude. He needs to forget this year and start fresh next year. He could learn a thing or 2 from Adam Scott. Scott was similar that he had the world at his feet at a young age but got distracted by stuff off the course, model girlfriends, cars, houses etc.
You know you have it good when money, model girlfriends, cars and houses are considered to be a problem
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I'm going off Rory - I like to see him do well, but his attitude is definitely a little off, and the olympics saga is just annoying at this stage.

For me, one of the main problems with Rory seems to be his inability to minimise the damage when he's having an off day, and his disinterest when he's not in contention.

The wozilroy situation doesn't seem to be helping either, for either of them. Wasn't she world number 1 when they started going out? For me, it just seems like neither of them are that pushed about getting knocked out of tournaments earlier, because it just frees them up to jump on a flight and join the other one. I'm obviously basing that on very little, but it's what I think!
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Heard rumours about off course stuff that sounds like an awful position for him to be in if it they're true. If they are, I'd say they're a large factor. So let's go with off-course events.[/QUOTE]

I've heard about those rumours as well and if true I think it must be the reason his form is so poor...
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To be fair he does not make an issue out of the clubs,
I reckon he should never have left Chubby, his dad and all his buddies seems to have too much influence on the direction his career is taking.

He doesn't now but he did intially, he had all sorts of problems trying to get the driver right and the putter.
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While I don't think it is the biggest problem for Rory, I do think that changing all of his equipment at the same time was a mistake. Changing either your irons, woods, wedges, or ball shouldn't be a problem. Changing them all at the same time????
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Can we get full details of this "off-course" stuff that everyone is rumoured to have heard ?
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Can we get full details of this "off-course" stuff that everyone is rumoured to have heard ?
Not in a public forum I'd say Ricky. Just to be on the safe side. But if it's the same rumour that I've heard then it's not actually about Rory. More someone close to him.
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AJ no bother any time.


I heard an amazing stat last night about Rory by the lads on sky

In first round putting he is 150th

In second round putting he is 1st


Can anyone explain that to me??????
Maybe he sobers up on the 2nd day?
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