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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: “Best budget driver?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from Ivyguy who is on the lookout for the best driver to be had at an affordable price ($300 or less). Our members give their suggestions, with plenty of different drivers getting 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.

  • tbsbama: “Cobra King LTD is a wonderful driver. The pro model has lofts from 7 to 10 with fade settings. The regular from 9 to 12 with draw settings. Both heads are absolute bombers and can be found pretty cheap. Best driver I have hit in several years.”
  • zzyzxx33: “I won a Tour Edge EXS Driver, and it has been Awesome! Great Price, Look, Sound and Results! It’s longer than anything else I’ve hit.”
  • AG12: “I would say the regular PING G400…you can get new for $300 on PGA SS website, ’17 M2 is a good choice, and the M4 can be had at under $300 used in most shops.”
  • Badshaft: “I have the F8+ and bought the extra weights off of eBay (inexpensive, shipped from China)- 12g front 7g back- Blue Tensei 70g stiff. Longest for me – straight and as accurate as anything. Nice well-balanced combo. Looks to me it has the same moveable weight strategy as the F9.”

Entire Thread: “Best budget driver?”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Found a unicorn after six years of looking!”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from kgeorge78 who is celebrating his acquisition of “Unicorn” clubs after six years of searching, and I think it’s fair to say that he’s more than a little excited with the purchase:

“BAM! MP53 ALL STOCK S300 NEW IN PLASTIC GRIPS IN PLASTIC!!!!!!!! Just wanted to share my joy.”

Our members have been discussing the clubs as well as their continued search for unicorn clubs in our forums. Check out the full forum thread below to have your say on kgeorge78’s find.

  • flogpro2252: “Funny, I just bought a set of 53s on Kijiji today. Very minty condition (don’t look to have more than 30 rounds on them) w/ KBS Tour stiffs. Can’t wait to give them a go tonight, absolutely great looking irons. Congrats on the purchase OP!”
  • hardcaliber: “I also recently found a nice set of these. Gonna swap out the shafts sometime this summer and give them a run. My all-time favorite irons are the MP-15’s. Between hoarding older classics and the new mp series out later this year, I’ll be spending a lot of money on the running bird.”
  • storms: “Congrats, man. I loved my mp53s before I sold them to my buddy. He still plays them. Honestly still kick myself for getting rid of them some days.”
  • elwhippy: “Two words. Feel. Control. A great set of clubs.”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Abraham Ancer’s new Odyssey putter”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day showcases Abraham Ancer’s new Odyssey putter at this week’s U.S. Open. The flat-stick has the approval of most of our members who have been discussing the putter in our forums.

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.

  • MakersMarsh3: “This guy is such a club ho it’s awesome.”
  • RH82: “Interesting. Never seen a #5 in the rx line.”
  • Josh L: “He’s the biggest putter ho, and it’s awesome.”

Entire Thread: “Abraham Ancer’s new Odyssey putter”

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