Will leaving Titleist hurt Rory McIlroy's game? His 5 biggest hurdlesrory mcilroy tiger woods titleist nike golf
Posted 05 November 2012 - 12:30 PM
You referring to his place in N.I? Thought he put it up for sale...
I'm sure he won't be hurting for a practice facility though...
That is right it is for sale.. Must be building an even better facility with his newly found 200 mill lol. I would never leave my house if I had a yard like that. Ever.
Posted 05 November 2012 - 01:03 PM
The most ever won in a single season is something like 10-11 million. He's probably got 6-10 mill in endorsements now. Who wouldn't take that money combined guaranteed for the next 10 years? Look at the way a guy ranked in the mid 100s plays if he's toward the top nowadays; It isn't about winning. He's playing safe hoping for a top 10 and a pay check. Rory wants Tiger money, less than 1% of us wouldnt take that.
I couldn't disagree more. Winning Majors is what's important on the PGA Tour. Endorsement deals will come in droves the more he wins. An equipment change just for the money is stupid.
Maybe, but is that what's important to Rory? We know that's what Tiger wants, but Rory is not Tiger. I've never heard Rory say he wants to hold the record for most majors (he may have said it, I just don't actually remember it), nor have I ever heard him say what he really wants. Maybe all he's after is to be one heck of a golfer and provide a financial future for himself, and his next three generations. If that's his goal, then taking a $200M+ guaranteed contract is a pretty darn good way to go about it.
I don't know for a fact (as I don't know any annual PGA Professionals), but I would venture a guess there's a lot of these guys who are extremely happy banking 7-8 figures a year, playing a game they absolutely love, and can still go out to dinner in public without enforced protection. Heck, without even getting recognized. I'd take that over the spotlight like Tiger Woods has had to be in his entire life. His priorities are different than mine, and that's okay. Neither is right or wrong in my opinion, they're just different.
Posted 05 November 2012 - 03:28 PM
While no one on the tour is going to tell you that it's not nice to win, for a lot of those guys it's their job. There are other things they want to do (hunt or fish seem to be what come up most), and pro golf is just a way for them do to it.
Rory's already won enough that the deals are there in droves. If the rumored deal goes through he's secured his future and that of his children.
I tend to put McIlroy in the company of very talented guys that have shown they can play anything and do well - Woods, Mickelson, Els. The crash and burn scenarios seem to involve guys that were not given as much raw talent to begin with.
Posted 05 November 2012 - 10:13 PM