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McIlroy Documentary - Being Number 1


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#1 Noel 905R

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:28 PM

Couldn't see this posted so just a heads up for those with access. Think it was on RTE recently, now on BBC/NI tonight 22.35 UK time and will be on iPlayer. Also Sky channel 953:

Taster- http://www.bbc.co.uk.../golf/20677301.


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#2 Noel 905R

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:44 PM

Footage left out of the programme:

http://telly.com/96NSA

And may not play in Rio 2016:

http://www.bbc.co.uk...reland-20896990

Edited by Noel 905R, 03 January 2013 - 02:46 PM.


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Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:21 PM

Anywhere to watch the whole thing?
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:20 AM

View PostDuffner, on 03 January 2013 - 11:21 PM, said:

Anywhere to watch the whole thing?

If you can access this http://www.bbc.co.uk...ing_Number_One/
Might have to use a proxy such as http://www.expatshield.com/

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:09 AM

Good show; really enjoyed it. Liked the behind the scenes footage.

Showed what a circus his life is and how hard it must be to focus just on the golf.


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Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:20 AM

Ive recorded it to watch later.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:57 AM

It's probably natural that Rors transitions to movies to some extent. He's such a cool guy why not. I could see him being an actor.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:11 AM

watched last night
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:14 PM

For UK only :(

http://www.bbc.co.uk..._medium=twitter

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:26 PM

View PostTRS30, on 04 January 2013 - 04:09 AM, said:

Good show; really enjoyed it. Liked the behind the scenes footage.

Showed what a circus his life is and how hard it must be to focus just on the golf.

Indeed, was a good show. Thought Wozniacki came across very well.


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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:39 PM

View PostNoel 905R, on 04 January 2013 - 03:20 AM, said:

View PostDuffner, on 03 January 2013 - 11:21 PM, said:

Anywhere to watch the whole thing?

If you can access this http://www.bbc.co.uk...ing_Number_One/
Might have to use a proxy such as http://www.expatshield.com/

Thanks, it's working perfectly for me with that proxy.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:38 PM

That was a really good documentary and well worth watching. The old home videos were pretty funny.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:42 PM

I find docos about rory's time at number 1 a tad premature. He may go on to be one of the greats of the game but at this early stage he is still unfulfilled potential. He has won 2 majors in 2 years but he hasnt exactly dominated on tour. Tiger at a similar age held all 4 majors and the players consecutively and went on a tear on the regular tour that puts rory in the shade. Rory needs at least 2 to 3 years of dominance before making movies about "being number one"

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 04:29 AM

View PostNoel 905R, on 04 January 2013 - 03:20 AM, said:

View PostDuffner, on 03 January 2013 - 11:21 PM, said:

Anywhere to watch the whole thing?

If you can access this http://www.bbc.co.uk...ing_Number_One/
Might have to use a proxy such as http://www.expatshield.com/


Thanks for the link to the proxy.  It worked perfectly, and is appreciated.

Enjoyed the show.  Rory seems to have enough smarts to keep his focus and continue his great career.

Wouldn't surprise me at all to see him hold the #1 position for a long time.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:34 AM

View Postmr smith, on 04 January 2013 - 10:42 PM, said:

I find docos about rory's time at number 1 a tad premature. He may go on to be one of the greats of the game but at this early stage he is still unfulfilled potential. He has won 2 majors in 2 years but he hasnt exactly dominated on tour. Tiger at a similar age held all 4 majors and the players consecutively and went on a tear on the regular tour that puts rory in the shade. Rory needs at least 2 to 3 years of dominance before making movies about "being number one"

Tiger had 1 major at Rory's current age and was on his way to winning his 2nd

Edited by deasy55, 05 January 2013 - 09:36 AM.


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Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:59 AM

View Postmr smith, on 04 January 2013 - 10:42 PM, said:

I find docos about rory's time at number 1 a tad premature. He may go on to be one of the greats of the game but at this early stage he is still unfulfilled potential. He has won 2 majors in 2 years but he hasnt exactly dominated on tour. Tiger at a similar age held all 4 majors and the players consecutively and went on a tear on the regular tour that puts rory in the shade. Rory needs at least 2 to 3 years of dominance before making movies about "being number one"
Hi whilst I can sort of understand what you are saying here you have to bear in mind that Rory comes from Northern Ireland - NI is a tiny country, population 1.8 million (Sydney has 4.8 million!) & trust me it is a big deal for anyone from there to achieve number one status in anything! - The programme was made by BBC NI but due to Rorys superstar status has (rightly) attracted worldwide attention - I am hugely proud of him (as you may have guessed) as I also come from NI and his home club (Holywood) was where my grandfather taught my dad (& later me) to play golf ... Paul

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:33 AM

Damn Wozniaki has an Irish accent coming through already!!!

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 03:35 PM

View PostPaulBoy, on 05 January 2013 - 09:59 AM, said:

View Postmr smith, on 04 January 2013 - 10:42 PM, said:

I find docos about rory's time at number 1 a tad premature. He may go on to be one of the greats of the game but at this early stage he is still unfulfilled potential. He has won 2 majors in 2 years but he hasnt exactly dominated on tour. Tiger at a similar age held all 4 majors and the players consecutively and went on a tear on the regular tour that puts rory in the shade. Rory needs at least 2 to 3 years of dominance before making movies about "being number one"
Hi whilst I can sort of understand what you are saying here you have to bear in mind that Rory comes from Northern Ireland - NI is a tiny country, population 1.8 million (Sydney has 4.8 million!) & trust me it is a big deal for anyone from there to achieve number one status in anything! - The programme was made by BBC NI but due to Rorys superstar status has (rightly) attracted worldwide attention - I am hugely proud of him (as you may have guessed) as I also come from NI and his home club (Holywood) was where my grandfather taught my dad (& later me) to play golf ... Paul
Wow, I knew NI was small but not that small. You guys produce a lot of major champions for a small  country. And champions in other sports like soccer and snooker.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:18 PM

Rors is an incredible golfer and his attitude is better.  He could be the one to give Jack's record a scare.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:46 AM

View Postdawnpatrol, on 05 January 2013 - 08:18 PM, said:

Rors is an incredible golfer and his attitude is better.  He could be the one to give Jack's record a scare.
It would be great for another golfer to give Jack a shake but I dont see it happening with Rory. Sure he has won 2 majors from the last 8 which is the same as Tiger at that age, but if you look at his golf outside majors he pales in comparison to the young tiger. Tiger had a phenominal strike rate on the regular tour at that age and continued it his whole career. Tiger's "bad" years on tour (no major years) would be career best years for 90% of guys on tour. Rory just doesnt have that sort of consistent dominance. To win a major takes luck and you need to be in contention consistently. Jack had 19 seconds in majors and loads of top tens. Even the years has gone majorless he has been lurking near the top of the leaderboard. Rory seems to me more like a Phil type, brilliant when he is on but not on all the time.


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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:47 AM

View Postdawnpatrol, on 05 January 2013 - 08:18 PM, said:

Rors is an incredible golfer and his attitude is better.  He could be the one to give Jack's record a scare.
It would be great for another golfer to give Jack a shake but I dont see it happening with Rory. Sure he has won 2 majors from the last 8 which is the same as Tiger at that age, but if you look at his golf outside majors he pales in comparison to the young tiger. Tiger had a phenominal strike rate on the regular tour at that age and continued it his whole career. Tiger's "bad" years on tour (no major years) would be career best years for 90% of guys on tour. Rory just doesnt have that sort of consistent dominance. To win a major takes luck and you need to be in contention consistently. Jack had 19 seconds in majors and loads of top tens. Even the years tiger has gone majorless he has been lurking near the top of the leaderboard. Rory seems to me more like a Phil type, brilliant when he is on but not on all the time.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:07 AM

Does everything have to be about Tiger?

I thought this thread was about a doco on Rory McIlroy.  Thanks for the heads up.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:36 AM

Regarding docs on Tiger...dam I've never seen one on Rory when he was 14 yet...?

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:05 AM

There was an hour long doc a while back. Also on BBC. It was good but they took it down a few weeks later :(
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:08 AM

View Postanth, on 06 January 2013 - 03:07 AM, said:

Does everything have to be about Tiger?

I thought this thread was about a doco on Rory McIlroy.  Thanks for the heads up.
Any thread about rory will involve tiger, just like any story about tiger when he started mentioned Jack. Rory is being hailed as the new king, of course there will be constant comparisons with the old king. As far as comparisons go, I figure Rory will need to win at least 5 times a year every year to have as many tour wins as tiger at the same age as tiger currently. Tigers regular tour numbers are maybe a surer sign of his greatness than even his majors. I really dont see Rory with 70 tour wins at 35. I would be surprised if he has half that many.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:49 AM

View Postanth, on 06 January 2013 - 03:07 AM, said:

Does everything have to be about Tiger?

I thought this thread was about a doco on Rory McIlroy.  Thanks for the heads up.

did somebody say tiger? whatever tiger said, i agree with it. 14 majors can't be wrong.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:38 PM

I noticed something on the video.... Turkey, Tiger, Blonde.... He got a new bit tail?

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:39 PM

View Postmr smith, on 06 January 2013 - 01:47 AM, said:

View Postdawnpatrol, on 05 January 2013 - 08:18 PM, said:

Rors is an incredible golfer and his attitude is better.  He could be the one to give Jack's record a scare.
It would be great for another golfer to give Jack a shake but I dont see it happening with Rory. Sure he has won 2 majors from the last 8 which is the same as Tiger at that age, but if you look at his golf outside majors he pales in comparison to the young tiger. Tiger had a phenominal strike rate on the regular tour at that age and continued it his whole career. Tiger's "bad" years on tour (no major years) would be career best years for 90% of guys on tour. Rory just doesnt have that sort of consistent dominance. To win a major takes luck and you need to be in contention consistently. Jack had 19 seconds in majors and loads of top tens. Even the years tiger has gone majorless he has been lurking near the top of the leaderboard. Rory seems to me more like a Phil type, brilliant when he is on but not on all the time.

Pleasew stop quoting Tiger in the same breath as Jack.....

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:24 PM

I used to not like Rory, I stopped after I realized he is amazing. I enjoyed this, thanks. I LOVE his swing,

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 09:09 AM

That was pretty good.


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