2012 DP World Tour Championship Dubai
Posted 25 November 2012 - 02:24 PM
He just ripped the course apart over those last 5 holes, but for me the most impressive thing was that he was actually in a position to win after being so off form for the previous 3 1/2 rounds. He missed fairways, hit poor irons, had a few hissy fits, and generally looked out of sorts, but still hung around the top of the leaderboard like a bad smell, mainly due to his short game and a liking for the back nine. The fact that he won a tournament with such a high quality field by only being on top of his game for a third of a round is ominous.
Posted 25 November 2012 - 03:00 PM
Best part of today is reading some crazy Papi guy going mad in the comments section of the Golf Channel website
Posted 25 November 2012 - 03:01 PM
Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:03 PM
Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:21 PM
I think the intimidation factor will become real if Rory repeats this type of victory, as Tiger did so many times. I think it is already becoming something of an issue but it took Tiger time, and it might take Rory longer. One thing is certain, todays performance won't have settled too many of his opponents nerves.
Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:59 PM
Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:24 PM
So....what exactly? Question: is it natural to talk more about achievements or failures? Think hard about that one.
So .. My post was in response to the article that was referenced.. No need to think hard .. Thanks for the unnecessary advice tho
Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:49 AM
Quite personal feelings towards a total stranger?!
And I am sure Justin can do some maths, Rory was what 2 shots back with 6 to play or something. I bet he was just quite happy to do that put from nowhere. I was sure the ball stalled on the hill, but in the end it was brilliant.
Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:19 AM
Saw that and was surprised how petty it was, it reads like someone who is still getting over the Ryder Cup. More likely though is it was written deliberately to provoke and give the website some hits.
Just for a diff perspective .. I love watching the euro tour but the commentators can't seem to stop mentioning the ryder cup either so.. And i think when u consider most of the euro ryder cup side have taken up pga tour membership.. That may be where the writer was coming from.. I do agree the tone was a bit snarky
It's because it had been a pretty nice Ryder Cup to watch from here, I can imagine why it is not that mentioned by PGA Tour commentators though
I kind of liked it from this side. I like more of the Euro players than US players. And I am patriotic. It's just golf.
I agree with you, but not everybody can have such an unbiased opinion
Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:05 AM
From an interview: “As a person, he is growing in front of our eyes. “Kate and I feed 1,600 kids in Orlando at the weekend year round through the money we have raised for Blessings in a Back Pack. Every time I make a birdie that is a couple of kids fed for the year,”
It's unbelievable how many guys do charity without feeling the need to tell the whole world how good they are. Well done Justin!
Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:15 AM
Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:14 PM
I thought I had you
Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:34 PM
I think, in fairness to him, that he did it so that Grace had the opportunity to knock in his putt without a huge crowd of semi drunken ex-pats roaring their heads off at what they reasonably expected was his winning putt. It actually was good etiquette rather than hubris, and Rose always seems to conduct himself well.
On a side, and much less respectful, note, when I saw Justin's beautiful wife last night on TV I was reminded of the answer Peter Crouch (a tall, skeletal and distinctly unattractive soccer player) gave when he was asked what he would have been if he wasn't a footballer. He answered "A virgin".
Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:29 PM
Right now Rory is clearly the most complete golfer on the planet when he is on his game. So I'd say talent-wise, he has an edge on anyone he plays against... however that is much different than intimidation which seems kind of silly... I really don't think guys like Ian Poulter or Luke Donald would ever be intimidated by Rory no matter how many more tournaments he wins.
The intimidation debate was overdone with Tiger also. He simply golfed better than anyone else for a long stretch of time. I highly doubt anyone was intimidated though. That makes for good talk-radio stuff but doesn't really apply to golf.
Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:21 PM
I disagree - there have been certain players who caused others to feel they were playing for second. When you get someone to the point where they don't feel they can beat you unless they play at their best (and even then will probably still lose) then they also have to overcome themselves.