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rory mcilroy

by jtm060 (U13796809) 01 February 2009
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Well done young man, up against the best we have in Europe.
Have your well earned break and go to the states with this win under your belt and show the yanks what you can do.
regards,
J.M.

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comment by Redrage (U1710671)

posted Feb 1, 2009

Pleased for him, now he has the first one out of the way I am sure more will follow. If he puts the hours in on his short game then majors will surely follow. I don't want to make comparisons to Tiger because nobody putts as well and has all the shots around the green quite like him, but if he can get up and down or hole out as well as Stenson, Kaymer or Ogilvy he'll win many a major with ball striking like his. His inability to save par put him under pressure at times today but he showed on the last he has the nerve for this game!

Well done Rory.

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posted Feb 1, 2009

I'm delighted to see such a nice guy enjoy this success but to say he has the lot may be a little premature.

He is prodigously talented but having seen him blow it in Switzerland at the end of last season and almost throw this one away I fear he has a dodgy temperement and he won't beat the best playing at their best without showing a bit more steel.

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posted Feb 1, 2009

Firstly, massive congratulations to Rory and his team. I could see this coming for the past year or so and now this first win is in the bag, I wish him well.

NOW, I'm not the grim reaper but lets wind the clocks back to when Rose, Poulter, Casey, Westwood first burst onto the scene. We all expected heaps and majors were taken for granted. Therefore, a message to all golf fans and the media. PLEASE, let the kid grow, develop and mature as a golfer. Give him space. He doesn't need the pressure to be placed on a pedestal at the tender age of 12, err I mean 19. I'd liken his position to a YTS trainee. It takes years to learn any trade and this win in Dubai is just the beginning of his apprenticeship. Well done Rory and savour the moment.

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posted Feb 1, 2009

Wow super performance by the Hollywood lad, but what a barnett, he could give Wersal Gummage a run for his money with that one, lol!
Keep it up kiddo!

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posted Feb 2, 2009

Well done Rory. Well done.

Question. Is your hair attached to your hat?

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posted Feb 2, 2009

I'm not saying it's not relevant, but it should be!

Damn man-made religions cults and groups always get in the way of just "being".

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comment by kkr23 (U13104928)

posted Feb 2, 2009

first win is the big one, now he will have less pressure on him for the next one so he will be more relaxed and play much better, god help the rest of them out there. Th enext pressure will be can he win a major?? well only time will tell but if he can harden up mentally over the next couple of years then its all possible
how ca such a small kid hit it so far its just plain unfair!!

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posted Feb 2, 2009

I was delighted to see Rory win, although he did make us all a bit nervous at the end. However the up and down from the back bunker on 18 was world class. Listened to Bernard Gallacher's comments on Sky's Golf Night on Thursday where he was rather critical of Rory's swing. Sure, it appears he has to work on his short iron distance control under pressure, but I remember one Tiger Woods having exactly the same problem early in his career.
We have obviously witnessed a new superstar in the making, and I look forward to seeing Rory competing in the majors very soon.

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posted Feb 2, 2009

Congratulations Rory. A great Irish golfing prodigy. Watch out Padraig!!

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