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    Rory McIlroy

    Had a bit of a nightmare today. Is he on the decline or can he regain his spot as the world's best golfer.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/golf/45991575

    He has undoubted talent, but doesn't seem capable of doing it consistently well for fourth successive tournament rounds.

    I hope he can but wonder if he's peaked.


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    Had a bit of a nightmare today. Is he on the decline or can he regain his spot as the world's best golfer.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/golf/45991575

    He has undoubted talent, but doesn't seem capable of doing it consistently well for fourth successive tournament rounds.

    I hope he can but wonder if he's peaked.
    Golfers of all standards invariably hit a trough. Golfs a very difficult game to play consistently well all the time and played at disparate courses and in disparate weathers with small but niggling injuries impacting swings. It must be concerning for Mcllroy though that he's very inconsistent at the moment but maybe he just needs a rest from the game for a few months to fine tune fitness and refresh his mindset. He'll definitely reproduce his top form at some point its just a matter of when.

    Mon the Cabbage!!!


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    He needs to sort his putting and short game out. Heís wedges and flat stuck are poor fir someone at the top end of the game.

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    Dons his tin hat. I thnk hes a good player dont get me wrong but is vastly overrated.

    Not quite as overrated as Westwood and Casey were but hes getting there.

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    Dons his tin hat. I thnk hes a good player dont get me wrong but is vastly overrated.

    Not quite as overrated as Westwood and Casey were but hes getting there.
    Just as well you've a tin hat on. You sound much like a rugger fan wading in with both feet to a discussion on football players.

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    He's a bit of a nightmare on the betting front - because every now and again he puts a few good rounds together and puts himself in contention. When he has a good day with the putter he's deadly, and his drive is some weapon when it stays in play.

    The previous poster was 100% right about his wedge play. There are players who you back to put it stone dead regularly from within about 150 yards. Rory is the slackest big name from that distance by some margin.

    I still feel he's a tweak away from being best in the world, but he still has horrible, horrible days.

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    He is a nightmare to bet on thats a definite

    When he won the Arnold Palmer his final round was untouchable - when he plays like that he would win everything but........

    his putting is abysmal at times. Misses so many putts that he should make and ends up making bogey out of nowhere when he hits a 330 yard drive straight down the fairway.

    I think he is miles better then Westwood or Casey though. Both of them would chew their own arms off for 4 majors.

    Casey is even worse trying to bet on. His bottle seems to crash whenever he is in with a chance. I stopped betting on Casey and Matt Kuchar years ago as they could never be relied on in contention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lgnsh70 View Post
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    Just as well you've a tin hat on. You sound much like a rugger fan wading in with both feet to a discussion on football players.

    Mon the Cabbage!!!

    I'll have you know that I have holed in one the 18th at Jubilee Gardens Crazy Golf course in Cleveleys, aged only 10. Up the monstrous hill, down the other side, through the little tunnel and straight in the hole. Something Rory hasnt done and never will, as the course has made way for a carpark, pub and cinema.

    I like Rory but as others have alluded to he frustrates the hell out of me.

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    I also wouldn't read too much into what happened this week.

    I always get the feeling that when the Ryder Cup is out of the way players play in competitions but don't take them as seriously as when the majors are on.

    It is at this time of year he'll be making the biggest changes to try to sort out his problems - this sometimes makes them worse before it makes them any better.

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    He is a nightmare to bet on thats a definite

    When he won the Arnold Palmer his final round was untouchable - when he plays like that he would win everything but........

    his putting is abysmal at times. Misses so many putts that he should make and ends up making bogey out of nowhere when he hits a 330 yard drive straight down the fairway.

    I think he is miles better then Westwood or Casey though. Both of them would chew their own arms off for 4 majors.

    Casey is even worse trying to bet on. His bottle seems to crash whenever he is in with a chance. I stopped betting on Casey and Matt Kuchar years ago as they could never be relied on in contention.
    Not had a tour win since 2014. Two shots clear of the field going into the third day of the OHL Classic. He's played brilliantly so far and this could very well prove your reasoning or not as he's well in contention and has a great chance if maintaining his form. Very interesting to find out if he can finally achieve his eighth PGA tour win after going without winning one for such a long period for a player of his undoubted quality and after competing in so many of them.

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    Yeah looks like this should be a victory here for Kuchar. Fair play I am not his biggest fan after being burnt a few times but he should be able to get it done here especially as itís not stellar leaderboard behind him

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    Quote Originally Posted by archiecoby View Post
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    Yeah looks like this should be a victory here for Kuchar. Fair play I am not his biggest fan after being burnt a few times but he should be able to get it done here especially as itís not stellar leaderboard behind him
    Back to back bogeys on 14 and 15 after having been very solid.

    Is he going to chuck it away?

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    Watching Kuchar throw it away. Biggest bottle merchant in golf if he lets this one slip.

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    Kuchar 1/66 money on shot a short while ago now 2/5. Unbelievable.

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    This is sheer f*****g torture!

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    Kuuuuuuuccccchhhhhhhh

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    Tense if you had any cash on him but got the job done in the end - Well done if anyone had a few quid on him!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tornadoes70 View Post
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    Not had a tour win since 2014. Two shots clear of the field going into the third day of the OHL Classic. He's played brilliantly so far and this could very well prove your reasoning or not as he's well in contention and has a great chance if maintaining his form. Very interesting to find out if he can finally achieve his eighth PGA tour win after going without winning one for such a long period for a player of his undoubted quality and after competing in so many of them.
    Both him and Westwood win the same day. Spookily they last won the same day the last time they had a win in 2014.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archiecoby View Post
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    Tense if you had any cash on him but got the job done in the end - Well done if anyone had a few quid on him!
    I had my entire betting account resting on him (after Garcia failed to win earlier on today).

    He certainly made me sweat.

    Good for him, he played well over the 4 days and deserved to win. He didn't play badly, just got a bit shaky over a few tricky putts over the back nine.

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    Tense if you had any cash on him but got the job done in the end - Well done if anyone had a few quid on him!
    Similarly to yourself mate I've had very little luck continually backing Kuchar until this weekend at a very tasty pre tournament 50/1. The last win I had was some time ago when Andrew Puttnam won so this is a bit payback for me. Delighted.

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    Both him and Westwood win the same day. Spookily they last won the same day the last time they had a win in 2014.
    An outlandish coincidence indeed.

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    Rory apparently considering increasing his participation across the pond in the PGA tour. He wants to be playing with the best more frequently and may give up his European card in doing so. I agree with him in so much that the PGA tour is the better quality of field compared against the European Tour which may seem bizarre to some with the Europeans recently winning the Ryder Cup. I think a switch with committing himself significantly to playing mostly on the PGA tour might just provide him with the consistency kick start he desperately requires. I note he's favourite for the DP championship but I've backed against him due to the inconsistency issues he has and the way he's competed over the last two years or so he should be around a more genuine 25/1 however the bookies are scared of Rory as we all know he has the potential to come out and tear up the field as he could well do in this one. Very interesting indeed.

    https://www.golfdigest.com/story/ror...ership-in-2019

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