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Forum Thread of the Day: “Is Rory McIlroy now a bad pressure player?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from bscinstnct, who brings up the topic of Rory McIlroy’s recent struggles to get over the line. Our members discuss why they feel the Ulsterman is currently unable to break through and win at the moment, and whether it’s because he now struggles mainly when the heat is on.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • gvogel: “There is only one person who can figure out his inability to close the deal, and it is Rory.  Not a psychologist, not a caddy, not anyone else. On some deep subconscious level, Rory is going to have to become his own best friend. He’s not there in the way that Arnold was, or Jack was, or Tiger was/is.”
  • MMB1500: “The reality is that McIlroy’s career will be 99% defined by how many times, and which tournaments he wins, not by how many additional millions he has in his bank account. McIlroy knows this. Everyone knows this. His inability to close out tournaments from positions of strength is fast becoming a crisis. That’s the point.”
  • CasualLie: “I wonder if sometimes being a long hitter is a curse for Rory.  Especially on par 5s.  260 yards in, even with iron in hand how accurate can you be?  So you miss the green (understandable) and end up in a bad spot (going to happen a lot)…is that better than laying up to a wedge distance you know you can get within 10 feet, and closer to 5 feet?”
  • JonnyKrasnodar: “It’s entirely mental. He defends, and he ends up in bad spots, he plays aggressive, and he ends up in bad spots. It’s all over his face. ‘Why me?'”

Entire Thread: Is Rory McIlroy now a bad pressure player?”

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  1. Andy

    Mar 13, 2019 at 6:37 am

    When I watched him in person on the range and on course he was too busy trying to look cool. He is much more self conscious than his earlier years with an ego to boot. He has developed a “look at me” persona and then propitiates to fellow golf stars when having a bad round. He needs to loose this attitude and genuinely not care what people think of him, his golf game or hitting bad shots.

  2. Jamie

    Mar 12, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    What’s with all the Rory publicity lately? He’s such a nothingburger, not even remotely entertaining to watch. Well, except when he tried to cheat at WGC Mexico.

  3. larry

    Mar 12, 2019 at 11:39 am

    Jack Nicklaus had 19 2nd place finishes in majors….. can we get an article about why he can’t close?

  4. M

    Mar 12, 2019 at 10:57 am

    Somebody tell him to quit using the 7.0 in his irons, no matter how much he lifts heavy in the gym, he needs to get real and go back to the 6.5 shaft that won him so many before, and let go of his ego

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Forum Thread of the Day: “What has made it into your bag so far in 2019?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day discusses new equipment that has made it into the bags of our members so far in 2019. From new club additions to shaft changes, our members share the tweaks they have made so far this year and divulge what has been successful as well as what has failed to work for them.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • Jackal66: “Went from 816 DBD Alpha driver to M3. Changed Odyssey Fang putter to Scotty Cameron Newport putter. Bought a 56° wedge and it is competing with my 53° Diadic.”
  • ObiwanForAll: “Gone all in with TaylorMade clubs and UST shafts.”
  • macedan: “Successes- Ping G400 9*, thought the smaller head size may hamper my confidence, but It has performed beautifully. Mizuno ST180 16*, No words, performs as needed and looks absolutely sharp. Middle of the road- Ping G Crossover 21*, unfortunately, I fell into a swing slump across the bag not long after buying it. When my swing is on, it is one of my absolute favorites in the bag. My biggest complaint is just the appearance of the massive amount of offset.”
  • pollock21: “Been quite a year…TS3 knocked out my trusty G400 LST which was quite a feat. Now shafted with 130 Rogue Silver. I500 w/LZ 7.0 125’s experiment is on the way out. They’ve been excellent irons for me, but I just hit them obnoxiously long. Currently looking for my next set. Also dabbling with a hi-toe 60 to replace my trusty 60* Glide 2.0 stealth. So far, I’m loving it. Last change was putting in the copper spider x which knocked out my ketcsh and scotty newport 2.0.  Failed experiment so far with the flash sz fairway. Putting the trusty 16M2 back in the bag. Definitely moving on from the flash, I’m just not as consistent with it.”
  • shanx: “Took a lesson late spring and my ballstriking has improved. I ditched the Callaway X20 Pros, Cally X Forged ’07s, added Mizzy MP15s with C Taper Lites. Not sure if those shafts will work for me in the long run, but I am going to play them for a bit as I am still working on swing changes from the lesson. Rotating three drivers (2 Titleists and a Callaway Epic), thinking about going to get fit for my driver soon.”

Entire Thread: “What has made it into your bag so far in 2019?” 

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Scotty Cameron custom putter”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day showcases a custom Scotty Cameron flat-stick which has been turning heads in our forums. All facets of the putter have impressed our members who unsurprisingly would love to see the club become available at retail.

For more photos, check out the full forum thread here.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • Wdwfreak: “Just wish you could get one of these for less than a small fortune.”
  • PreppySlapCut: “Perfect.”
  • NoGimmes: “They (custom Scotty’s) are available from the California and Tokyo galleries, but as others have said, they cost a small fortune. I was at the Tokyo gallery recently, and there wasn’t a putter under $2500.”

Entire Thread: “Scotty Cameron custom putter”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “One driver for the rest of your life – what would it be?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from DCMorgan89 who asks an intriguing question – if you could only play one driver for the rest of your life, what would it be? Our members weigh in with their choices, with plenty of different drivers receiving a mention.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • JDMRN81: “G400 Max with an AD TP shaft and it’s not even close! Incredibly forgiving, low spin with a laser mid-flight.”
  • Valtiel: “I’m someone who rarely changes drivers. Several years ago it would have been a 910D3 as well, and I still plan on building up another one sometime soon. I’m hoping it will be the Mizuno ST190, but we’ll see!”
  • LONGBALL777: “Callaway Big Berta Fusion. Straightest driver ever!”
  • regiwstruk: “ST190. Just has it all.”

Entire Thread: “One driver for the rest of your life – what would it be?”

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