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Rory McIlroy got candid about his career goals, and WRX members had plenty to say

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So, Rory McIlroy dished on his career goals, and GolfWRX members dished on his dishing.

OldTomMorris, praised be his name, started the thread with reference to a BBC interview with Rors. In the interview, McIlroy stated that in addition to capturing that pesky Masters victory and winning the career grand slam, he wants to be the best European golfer ever. If he were to achieve that feat, he’d like to be remembered ahead of Gary Player as the greatest International player.

This elicited no shortage of engaging replies from the WRX faithful.

For context, we’ll assume Rory is talking about major victories and not overall wins. Thus, he won’t be concerned about Scotsman Tommy Armour winning 25 times Englishman or Jim Barnes’s 21 victories. Nick Faldo has six major championships. Gary Player has nine. McIlroy’s total stands at four.

Mr. Wolf said

“I’d like to see him surpass Faldo as the best European player, but I’ve said for some time that I don’t think McIlroy will win another major – not without some serious work on his green reading and wedge play in any case. To my mind, he’s lost the edge he had over the competition a few years ago.”

josephs_79 wrote

“I read somewhere else on this site and agreed he either needs to learn how to hit the half and 3/4 wedge properly or stop hitting it as long as he can and start leaving himself full swings in.”

To which Dart Putter replied

“If Dustin Johnson can get much better as a wedge player, Rory can too.”

WideSpreadPanic cited a potential equipment-related pattern

“He slumped when he first transitioned into Nike and then settled in and tore it up. Hopefully he can repeat that.”

Dave230 wrote

“Rory isn’t as far away as you’d think, especially when he gets an off-season to really work on his game and put in considered practice. The one thing I think he has, which is invaluable, is that when he sniffs a win, he often raises his game in the final round.”

And this is just a curation of the first 25 replies! You’ll want to check out the rest and have your say in the thread.

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Which Air Jordan model should Nike release as a golf shoe next?

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According to GolfMagic, Nike’s Air Jordan III golf shoe took off from the foul line and soared right out of stock.

Per the site: “Nike launched this new model back in February… but you’ll do very well to get your hands on either them right now as they have sold out on Nike’s website. However, a Nike spokesperson has since commented saying “more is on the way.”

Grammar aside, this is interesting.

Now, it wasn’t long ago that all golf shoes looked like this.

And with all due respect to the Etonic Dri-Lite of yore, and giving wide berth to the traditionalists in the golf footwear space, the transition to sneaker-style golf shoes is cool, isn’t it? I mean, even if you’re monumentally swagger impaired like myself and could never pull the “Js on the fairways” look off, it’s intriguing, no?

With that in mind, and recognizing the demand for the 3s, I thought it’d be interesting to consider what the next Jordan golf shoe ought to be.

Here are my finalists for the next wide release (yes, I know Nike made Ray Allen custom 11s and MJ has had a few customs). Many of these are new colorways of classic (OG) models. I’ve tried for a range of styles and picks from across the Jordan timeline. Images via the excellent catalogue on the Jordan website.

Air Jordan XXXII

Air Jordan VI

Air Jordan VIII

Air Jordan II (low)

Air Jordan XXX

Let me know what you think, GolfWRX Members!

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Looks like Tiger is exploring some innovative solutions to his putting woes…

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Tiger Woods was 39th in strokes gained: putting in 2018. Historically an excellent putter, Woods was hot-and-cold with the flatstick, even benching his soulmate Scotty Cameron Newport 2.

It looks like Woods may have an ace in the hole for the upcoming season, however, with respect to his green reading and putt sinking. Check out this video posted to his Instagram from the Tiger Woods Invitational on the Monterey Peninsula earlier this week.

Good thing the USGA is restricting the use of green-reading devices and technologies, because this kid looks close to cracking the eternal mystery of the perfect marriage of line and speed for every putt.

Cool stuff, though, isn’t it? It’s also cool to see Tiger so genuinely excited about his “mentee.”

We all know the story of how, after September 11, Woods re-evaluated his charitable endeavors and began to conceive of the Tiger Woods Learning Center. He’s spoken passionately about the students who have made their way through the various programs in the past, and there’s no doubt he cares deeply about the TGR Foundation’s efforts, but seeing a thin slice of that reality is awesome.

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The 7 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (10.11.18)

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If you’re on Instagram, you’re hopefully aware that we are ‘gramming it up as well (@golfwrx). And if you’re not following us, well, that hurts our feelings more than a three-putt bogey.

Even if you do follow WRX on Instagram, however, you may not be aware that an abundance of equipment enthusiasts are hashtagging their photos #GolfWRX. We feel it’s only right to feature the best of the WRX-tagged imagery here.

And if you’re not on Instagram, well there’s no way you could see these photos, so think of this series as a handy filter for the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

Michael Martinez with a phenomenal custom Nike concept sketch in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

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Hispanic Heritage Month #golf #nikeshoes #leetrevino

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Worse than the blue screen of death…

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Sadness. #RadryGolf

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In the pantheon of golf tattoos, this one has to be featured prominently, no?

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Tattoo level: Tin Cup ???????? ???? via @pgamemes

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BB&F continues to reign as the ferrule king.

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Ferrule B

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Kraken’s latest ballmarker is hotter than a fire track.

With all due respect to aquatic creatures, these are the best kind of scallops.

A clean sole grind and stamping from Don White. Nothing like it.

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Made with a purpose.

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If you’re on Instagram, remember to hashtag your photos #GolfWRX. And if you’re not on Instagram, well, don’t.

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