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10 May 21 10:56
Date Joined: 02 Aug 04
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Great to see Rory get that long-awaited win and get back inside the world top ten.
Remarkably ,he won despite his driving being totally off - his driving accuracy was just 34 % for the week -and incredibly only 21 % in round 4 !
The rest of his game was in super shape -especially putting - 49 putts from 6 ft or less and all holed.,, plus some top class bunker play.
If he can stabilise the driving he must be a leading contender at the PGA at Kiawah Island -a course he's ripped to shreds before.
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Report G Hall May 23, 2021 10:28 AM BST
Has Rory ripped Kiawah island to shreds yet?
Report Deplasterer May 24, 2021 12:36 PM BST
Brilliant from Phil, and not far behind Pod and Shane. Pods T4th means he's back at the masters next year, wd sir.
Report punchestown May 24, 2021 9:17 PM BST
McIlroy just can't nail down a bit of consistency,he's turning into just another golfer at this stage.
Report Vubiant October 18, 2021 12:11 PM BST
Delighted to see Rory re-roars back.
Again he shows character and mental toughness as well as his awesome skill. He shook off the Ryder Cup flop ,the effect of a silly triple bogey
at the end of Rd.1 ,being 9 shots behind at halfway.He then played flawless golf under pressure on the last four holes when he couldn't afford a slip.
Since 1934(First Masters) he is one of only 6 players to win 20 PGA tournaments and at least 4 majors by the age of 32. Who are the others ? Try Byron Nelson ,
Arnold Palmer , Jack Nicklaus , Tom Watson, Tiger Woods !! A pantheon of the true greats.
Rory is a superb sportsman -a rounded straightforward human being who eschews the hype and frivolity associated with much of today's topline professional sport.
He brings credit on himself and on Ireland. Now only the Masters title remains to project him to the pinnacle of golfing glory.
Report frank60 October 18, 2021 4:23 PM BST
Watch it last night Vubiant. The fact that you could get 20/1 on Rory before the off will tell you how up and down his game was before the start.     great to see him at his best last night.  Nice post Vubiant
Report freddiewilliams October 18, 2021 8:11 PM BST
Amazing what a good cry does
Report Vubiant June 13, 2022 9:16 AM BST
Absolutely brilliant to see Rory in the winners enclosure again.After a slew of high finishes he gets the win to make it successive Canadian Opens.
Justin Thomas , a top player in hot form,threw a fusillade of birdies at Rory ( six in a row at one point) but McIlroy answered every challenge and finished off in style with two virtual tap-in birdies of his own.
Surely , with the slump in form over , another major must be in the offing fairly soon.
Another top ten for Shane Lowry too as Irish golf continues to thrive.
Report Kelly June 20, 2022 12:38 PM BST
Rory playing well in patches at Brookline , but he can't win when there is any wind about . Wind is the unknown factor in golf , along with fast greens and run offs .

Seamus Power is worth a mention though , has begun to show that he belongs in the top tier of golf at last . Keeping an eye on him for some more success .

Shane Lowry got the worst possible draw at Brookline , small wonder he could not get going . The situation re LIV golf is getting more complicated , GMAC for instance jumping ship , could not blame him on a personal level for jumping ship where he can get paid buckets of money for just showing up 8 times a year . But is it good for the game ?
Report Vubiant June 20, 2022 12:59 PM BST
Great week for Irish golf . Rory -top ten , Power -top 20 and Leona dazzling in Michigan only to be pipped in a play-off. Shane must be utterly frustrated -months of good play can't squeeze out a win. Still time this year.
As for LIV -the basic idea of innovating new forms of golf is laudable but to consent to doing it with the blood money of a terrorist regime is sickening and morally repugnant. I was shocked to hear Graeme McDowell use the term 'smear campaign' to refer to those who have expressed criticism and reservations about the LIV venture. It is so sad to see how he has trashed his standing in the game.
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