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Seriously, where has Rory McIlory gone since his tear as a strong Titleist rep and a young, aggressive PGA Tour stud that was winning majors at a Tiger Woods pace? Sure, he’s won a few majors in 2014 and 2012, but honestly has not gotten the job done enough for me to think he’s part of golf’s Big 3. Rory has one of the best golf swings in the world and has shown everyone he’s capable of playing better than anyone that tees it up with him. He has torn up the European Tour, winning the Race to Dubai within the past few years and has taken care of business against the weaker European field. He’s even gone to the extent to switch his putter grip to a left-hand-low style, or reverse, putting grip. What needs to happen for him to get back to where he was with Titleist and practically dominating one of the most competitive fields to ever play in golf?
Rory is slowly becoming irrelevant in the grand scheme of things while Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, and Rickie Fowler make their cases for the new Big 3 in golf. After those hot streaks when he was a young gun he really has not lived up to his expectations of winning at will. I’d love to see Rory make another run with Nike and chase Tiger’s records but personally he cant even hold Tigers shoes when it comes to his records and potential. Get Rory out of there. He’s all hype and no game.
– M. Gress