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    Rory, new coach? New caddie or what?

    Whatís gone wrong? Why? And what can fix the player Iím interested in watching the most?

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    Re: Rory, new coach? New caddie or what?

    He is just having a poor major and he couldnít recover from yesterday. But the course and the conditions just didnít suit his game yesterday. Donít see the need for major overhaul for him , having a good season so far.

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    Re: Rory, new coach? New caddie or what?

    Masters wasnít good though.

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    Re: Rory, new coach? New caddie or what?

    Very easy to simply blame the conditions but they are easier than yesterday and there are scores being made. McIlroy is missing greens with wedges in his hand and he's not really not featured in the majors (the T5th at Augusta excepted) and surely for him it's about trying to win majors. Not sure I'd say he's having a good season. Still to inconsistent and no plan B. He has to learn how to play these courses and too simple to say they don't suit. What happens if the poor major form continues at Carnoustie? Is that simply another course he can't play

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    Re: Rory, new coach? New caddie or what?

    Roryís just not as good as we expected.
    Hes good,but heís no better than other top players.
    And heís not going to be the next tiger,like was expected

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    Re: Rory, new coach? New caddie or what?

    Quote Originally Posted by MartynB View Post
    Masters wasnít good though.
    It all depends on what you expect , McIlroy is a streaky player , when he is on no one can touch him but when he struggles at times he just seems to lose the will to fight especially when he knows he isnít going to win. At the Master he just didnít get anything going early enough to give him that little kickstart.

    McIlroy isnít going to win week in week out , he isnít going to challenge for Majors all the time , the playing field now appears to be at the highest level with really top quality players right at the top and every player need to be at the top of their game to win in a major. This course appears to suit DJ but not McIlroy - it could be a total turnaround come the Open or US PGA.

    Itís the same with players like Day or Garcia - the first round kills them and itís on a course that is hard to attack to get a 63 to get back into it.

    No player is the master of all thatís before them and in a major not all the top players are going to play well - itís going to be an excited couple of years ahead with all these high quality players going at it with Rory slap in the middle of them.

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    Re: Rory, new coach? New caddie or what?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pin-seeker View Post
    Roryís just not as good as we expected.
    Hes good,but heís no better than other top players.
    And heís not going to be the next tiger,like was expected
    I think there is a lot in this. We thought he was going to be a superstar, rip up courses and destroy fields on a regular basis. May be, at this point in his career, we just have to 're-evaluate the player he is and put him in the pack with a number of others. Still a top player but no better than the rest.

    Perhaps people can now stop saying, 'on his day' blah blah.

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    Re: Rory, new coach? New caddie or what?

    I'd be interested to hear Bob's view. Is it technical or more psychological? His head does seem to go very easily.

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    Re: Rory, new coach? New caddie or what?

    Only needs confidence on the greens. When he has it heís virtually unstoppable; without it, the lack of confidence and frustration spreads to the rest of his game. Hope he continues to work with Faxon who advocates a simple, uncluttered ďgo after itĒ mindset with the putter.
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    Re: Rory, new coach? New caddie or what?

    Heís not a streaky player.
    Heíll just get the odd win like other players

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