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Will Rory blame his back

by h-luck harrington (U14023177) 17 February 2010
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With 6 holes gone, Rory McIlroy is 4 down, getting ever closer to a 1st round knock out.

Will Rory blame his sore back?

My guess is yes! Jumped up little prima dona that he is!

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posted Feb 17, 2010

I love you, Rory, and want to have your children.

I cannot believe he turned it around.

I thought I'd lost a big K!

P.S. I love you, Rory

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posted Feb 17, 2010

There are very few golfers that are natural winners, we have been spoiled with Woods and what he has been able to do his whole career is against the norm. Its no surprise that most golfers mature in their 30's as opposed to their early 20's.

What I mean by "Learn to win" is find a way of converting a top 5 finish into a win. All the greats "find a way". I'm not a sports psychologist but it appears to be the ability to grasp the opportunity and produce whatevers necessary to get over the line while controling the nerves/adrenalin you're experiencing.

I do agree that Kaymer right now apears to be a more natural winner Diggers, but he has 5 years on Rory, so if anything Rory is a victim of his own success right now. But as Harrington said to McIlroy after he narowly missed out in Crans Sur Sierre, as long as he keeps putting himself in with a chance, he will get his rewards, the key is to keep giving himself chances. I'm sure McIlroy will figure it out.

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posted Feb 17, 2010

Oh dear, it seems you were proved wrong doc! laugh

Not a fan myself, but it was a great comeback.

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comment by Tano (U13770795)

posted Feb 17, 2010

Not a fan of McIlroy, gw?

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posted Feb 18, 2010

I would not have thought it possible that someone could dislike Rory McIlroy as much as the author of this thread seems to do. Having said that, I agree with the comments regarding the habit of winning. Kaymer had 10 or so professional wins on the EPD Tour and Challenge Tour before he joined the European Tour and a further 5 on the main tour since. Rory went from amateur direct to the Tour and has only had one professional win. You have got to believe that Kaymer's experience of winning is serving him in good stead now. In my opinion, Rory should have stayed on the European Tour full time for longer and got more wins under his belt before joing the PGA Tour. I hope he proves me wrong because, unlike the LUFC fan above, I really like him.

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comment by Diggers (U2300584)

posted Feb 18, 2010

Winning can be a habit and so can losing. Its too easy to say he has been knocking on the door so often a win will come.
Lee Westwood was knocking on the door for two years and it clearly got to him. It cant be good to start every Sunday in contention and time after time not find yourself in the mix over the last few holes. Must be pretty frustrating.
Its a very good point GHH makes about Kaymer winning on the lesser tours, certainly paid off for him.

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posted Feb 18, 2010

Rory is a very exciting prospect.That is all the media have said.You,ve admitted he isn't far off tiger ,thats pretty good for a young lad.
No i don't think he will use his back as an excuse for losing....oh wait he has'nt lost ,in fact he's won!!!!

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posted Feb 18, 2010

Just looked at the scoring in more detail, McIlroy was -6 for his last 12 holes, impressive golf.

Tano, I' m not saying I don't like him (I would never say that about someone I've never met....except Bin Laden winkeye) I don't know why I just can't take to him for some reason (apart from his put downs on here!)

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posted Feb 19, 2010

Great win by Wilson! smiley

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