McIlroy enjoying 'more relaxed' Masters
10/11/2020 | sport | golf | 184
Rory McIlroy says he is enjoying being out of the limelight as he makes his sixth attempt to complete a career Grand Slam by winning the Masters.
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10/11/2020 22:50:10 10 12
bbc
McIlroy, out of the limelight? Not if the BBC and Sky have anything to do with it.
I'm already looking forward to McGinley predicting a charge from McIlroy after an early 3rd round birdie moves him within 8 shots of the lead.
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gg
11/11/2020 00:00:32 11 6
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He has earned his place in the limelight and deserves all the headlines he gets,
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11/11/2020 04:17:22 3 4
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I don't know what it is with McGinley. He is usually very astute but seems to have a blind spot with RM. I know he's a fellow Irishman but talks him up far too much.
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11/11/2020 06:59:27 1 6
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He be happy Leslie.

Sickly, isn't it.

7 years and counting.
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10/11/2020 23:00:16 8 17
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I hope he doesn’t make the cut
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gg
11/11/2020 00:05:15 10 5
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Fanny,Would you like to expand on that comment as it's a tad shallow.
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11/11/2020 07:53:38 3 1
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Why don't you want him to make the cut??...i'd like to see as many Europeans as possible make the cut and give the Amercans a good run for their money.
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10/11/2020 23:47:50 4 3
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Spare me the tedious "mind games" angle please. The attention is on all the top players. They handle it, otherwise they wouldn't be top players.
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gg
10/11/2020 23:54:45 7 10
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King of the last decade is ready to join the elite club, the trolls are worried.
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10/11/2020 22:50:10 10 12
bbc
McIlroy, out of the limelight? Not if the BBC and Sky have anything to do with it.
I'm already looking forward to McGinley predicting a charge from McIlroy after an early 3rd round birdie moves him within 8 shots of the lead.
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gg
11/11/2020 00:00:32 11 6
bbc
He has earned his place in the limelight and deserves all the headlines he gets,
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10/11/2020 23:00:16 8 17
bbc
I hope he doesn’t make the cut
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gg
11/11/2020 00:05:15 10 5
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Fanny,Would you like to expand on that comment as it's a tad shallow.
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11/11/2020 14:01:58 0 0
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He’s had a bet on him to miss the cut !
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11/11/2020 02:26:15 6 7
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McIlroy doesnt have the strength of mind to win Augusta even if he's playing well. 8 birdies are no good in a round if hitting 10 bogies. McIlroy is too inconsistent to take the Masters title
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11/11/2020 04:22:59 7 3
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At the moment, I would agree. On the other hand he seems able to flick a switch overnight and suddenly play out of his skin so who knows. Reckon he'll be in the last 3 groups on Sunday.
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10/11/2020 22:50:10 10 12
bbc
McIlroy, out of the limelight? Not if the BBC and Sky have anything to do with it.
I'm already looking forward to McGinley predicting a charge from McIlroy after an early 3rd round birdie moves him within 8 shots of the lead.
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11/11/2020 04:17:22 3 4
bbc
I don't know what it is with McGinley. He is usually very astute but seems to have a blind spot with RM. I know he's a fellow Irishman but talks him up far too much.
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11/11/2020 06:49:34 0 6
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BBC bais AGAIN!
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11/11/2020 10:21:04 3 0
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Interesting - I always get the impression that McGinley really doesn't like him. Don't know if that goes back to the Management company disputes that McIlroy had a couple of years ago, or something else.
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11/11/2020 04:20:10 5 2
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Interesting comment from Phil Mick. I don't ever recall him speaking in those terms about RM (or any other player in fact). Or maybe it doesn't get reported....
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11/11/2020 02:26:15 6 7
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McIlroy doesnt have the strength of mind to win Augusta even if he's playing well. 8 birdies are no good in a round if hitting 10 bogies. McIlroy is too inconsistent to take the Masters title
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11/11/2020 04:22:59 7 3
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At the moment, I would agree. On the other hand he seems able to flick a switch overnight and suddenly play out of his skin so who knows. Reckon he'll be in the last 3 groups on Sunday.
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11/11/2020 05:45:51 1 10
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How fascinating
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Roy
11/11/2020 05:56:44 8 3
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I would love to see it but just can’t. He is no where near the form needed and his poor body language is not good. An interesting trait is developing where he finds his best form only when he is so far off the lead the pressure has gone. I wonder does he use a sports psychologist?
I hope mcilroy wins. Its a shame bbc don't let us comment of everything and i wish they just reported the news not manipulate the news Removed
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11/11/2020 08:55:01 2 1
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I am really looking forward to watching big-hitting American Bryson DeChambeau this weekend. I would be shocked if he wasn't in contention with a great chance on Sunday.
I don't think you care about McIlroy in the slightest, you just wanted to moan about the BBC. What "manipulation" are you referring to? Can you give some examples? I guarantee you won't.

Literally no news website in the world allows their readers to indiscriminately comment on every single article, it would be chaotic and take too long to moderate.
Removed
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11/11/2020 06:34:40 6 7
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Good luck Rory ! Would love to see you clinch it . Playing beautifully eh ? Paddy Power must be nervous !
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11/11/2020 06:39:18 8 11
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Woods winning 18 majors is something I’d very much like to see along with other Brits winning them.
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11/11/2020 06:48:28 5 10
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Another Rory photo to copy and paste.

Not had one since yesterday and I must have the heaviest scrapbook in the world.

I'm gonna enjoy this Major.
I feel it in my bones.
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11/11/2020 04:17:22 3 4
bbc
I don't know what it is with McGinley. He is usually very astute but seems to have a blind spot with RM. I know he's a fellow Irishman but talks him up far too much.
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11/11/2020 06:49:34 0 6
bbc
BBC bais AGAIN!
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Dcf
11/11/2020 06:51:21 37 4
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McIlroy won't win with his current mind set.

As a new comer on tour he was the new kid on the block, out to show the world what he could do. A job well done. And that's the problem.

He has nothing else to prove, the journey completed. He became unwilling to take advice, so ditched a professional caddie in favour of one of his mates.
He now resembles an amateur playing for fun.
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11/11/2020 09:58:46 13 0
bbc
So true. Surrounded by yes men
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11/11/2020 13:19:10 9 1
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Couldn’t put it better myself. Loads more talent than Faldo might not even equal Sir Nick’s tally. UK best hope is Hatton . Would love to see Westwood win
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11/11/2020 15:27:15 1 0
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If I recall correctly the media and other golfing aficionados said Rory should ditch his 'professional' caddy because he was not giving him the correct advice.
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10/11/2020 22:50:10 10 12
bbc
McIlroy, out of the limelight? Not if the BBC and Sky have anything to do with it.
I'm already looking forward to McGinley predicting a charge from McIlroy after an early 3rd round birdie moves him within 8 shots of the lead.
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11/11/2020 06:59:27 1 6
bbc
He be happy Leslie.

Sickly, isn't it.

7 years and counting.
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11/11/2020 06:59:39 7 9
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What a sight it would be to see Tiger putting the green jacket on Rory . Joe Biden would shed a tear into his Irish Stew.
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11/11/2020 10:09:41 0 0
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????
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11/11/2020 06:59:50 5 2
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I watched the interview on sky last night. He was saying all the right things, but he sounded as though he was trying to convince himself that he is hitting it well, no bounce or enthusiasm. I’d love to see him do well but will look elsewhere for winners this week.

Interesting to see rahm getting getting short game lessons with olazabal
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11/11/2020 07:14:10 11 1
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Very streaky putter - This is the reason why I don’t think he thinks he can win. I do prefer his more subdue approach with the media, at least he hasn’t heaped unnecessary pressure on himself. I just hope he gets into contention, then he could win.
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11/11/2020 07:20:40 5 2
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He clearly misses the crowds, mentioned that several times in the interview, and made comments like “I’ll give it my best shot anyway”, which just doesn’t sound like someone who even believes that they are in the zone. Subdued? Maybe. To me he just sounded flat.

Hatton’s interview was quite good, went into detail on his mood swings.
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11/11/2020 09:57:18 1 0
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He needs a proper caddie ....
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11/11/2020 07:14:10 11 1
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Very streaky putter - This is the reason why I don’t think he thinks he can win. I do prefer his more subdue approach with the media, at least he hasn’t heaped unnecessary pressure on himself. I just hope he gets into contention, then he could win.
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11/11/2020 07:20:40 5 2
bbc
He clearly misses the crowds, mentioned that several times in the interview, and made comments like “I’ll give it my best shot anyway”, which just doesn’t sound like someone who even believes that they are in the zone. Subdued? Maybe. To me he just sounded flat.

Hatton’s interview was quite good, went into detail on his mood swings.
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11/11/2020 07:33:22 23 3
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What a shot by Rham across the water! Incredible!
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11/11/2020 07:43:25 19 5
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That’s nothing I do those kind of shots all the time . Unfortunately not across water though . Your right unbelievable shot . It’s taking the mick really though , I’m struggling to get the ball in the air & he’s spinning a round stone across a big pond . Any way gd luck Rory.
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11/11/2020 07:33:22 23 3
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What a shot by Rham across the water! Incredible!
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11/11/2020 07:43:25 19 5
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That’s nothing I do those kind of shots all the time . Unfortunately not across water though . Your right unbelievable shot . It’s taking the mick really though , I’m struggling to get the ball in the air & he’s spinning a round stone across a big pond . Any way gd luck Rory.
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11/11/2020 14:04:07 0 0
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But he did it deliberately Wayne !
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11/11/2020 07:45:07 2 20
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As long as neither McIlroy or Woods win it will be the perfect Masters for me.
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11/11/2020 08:03:17 10 4
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Go back to the oikball forums where your level of intellect, or lack of, belongs.
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gg
11/11/2020 17:51:11 0 1
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your name says it all Lol
Come on Rory woods
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10/11/2020 23:00:16 8 17
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I hope he doesn’t make the cut
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11/11/2020 07:53:38 3 1
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Why don't you want him to make the cut??...i'd like to see as many Europeans as possible make the cut and give the Amercans a good run for their money.
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11/11/2020 07:54:17 7 2
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If you can just hang around the first 3 rounds at something like 2-5 under in the fourth they make all the tees favourable for a birdie fest.

The question with Rory is can he hang around for 3 rounds? He always throws in a 70’s round early on. Shoots himself out of it in majors.
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11/11/2020 10:14:45 4 0
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Don't think 2-5 under will have a chance going into the final round. Course is soft, so scoring will be good. It's also playing long, but these guys all hit it a mile.
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11/11/2020 11:06:30 2 0
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Throwing in ONE 70’s round never hurt anyone’s chances of winning the Masters, given that no one has ever won it by shooting four rounds under 70. It just depends how close to 80 the 70’s round is... they’re the rounds that ruin your week and he certainly won’t want to have one in the first two rounds, given how difficult it’s going to be to make the cut this year.
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tom
11/11/2020 08:02:18 13 4
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If a shot clock in golf was properly applied to players, I wonder if Rory would win more. He is a role model for speed of play (amongst the professionals) and if the other golfers didn't have the time to stalk putts from 20 different angles, you might find they aren't as successful. Just a thought.
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11/11/2020 07:45:07 2 20
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As long as neither McIlroy or Woods win it will be the perfect Masters for me.
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11/11/2020 08:03:17 10 4
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Go back to the oikball forums where your level of intellect, or lack of, belongs.
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da
11/11/2020 18:02:57 0 0
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A snooty golf follower. Who'd have thought it.
If they're playing I hope either Oosthuizen, Couples or Danny Willets, the forgotten champ, win.
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11/11/2020 08:03:35 3 6
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Perhaps the fact that Rory knows he has two cracks at the Masters within a 5 month period will reduce the pressure a bit for this attempt.
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11/11/2020 08:34:29 6 2
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You just always feel Rory has one bad or average round in him at the moment which is preventing him from winning another major.

He's been very average by his own ridiculously high standards this year - one third place finish in 16 events played. 2017 (18 events played, no wins) is the only other year he hasn't won anything since 2009. Something just isn't quite clicking at the moment.
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11/11/2020 09:51:53 3 0
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I feel he plays "all out" golf too much, rather than letting rounds develop and giving himself a chance to contend on a Sunday.
I hope mcilroy wins. Its a shame bbc don't let us comment of everything and i wish they just reported the news not manipulate the news Removed
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11/11/2020 08:55:01 2 1
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I am really looking forward to watching big-hitting American Bryson DeChambeau this weekend. I would be shocked if he wasn't in contention with a great chance on Sunday.
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11/11/2020 09:54:23 0 2
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You don't play golf do you
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11/11/2020 08:56:36 5 4
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Sensible comments by Rory, at his best he knows he can win the Masters, time is on his side. No matter how well he plays he cannot control what others do. So it will be interesting to see how the other big guns perform.

I would love to see Rory complete the GS of golf. That said, many great golfers like Palmer, Watson and Michelson have come up one shy. It is the greatest achievement in golf.
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11/11/2020 09:00:06 6 5
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Just can't count the guy out. He's always in with a chance with his talent, just hope it's this week!
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11/11/2020 09:19:57 13 3
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Rory hasn't won a major for years. Simple reason: He was young and his talent came out naturally. Wind back years of tinkering with his game, over analysis and coaching from so-called experts....Voila A changed golfer. Add in the fact he played for his public, specifically his Northern Irish roots. Now, he has a vast fortune, new social life etc. His golf has lost its way. Massive talent though.
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11/11/2020 10:01:46 11 0
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There is definitely a mental fragility with McIlroy, and getting the right caddy could go a long way to sorting that out. With someone like Steve Williams on his bag, he could double his major haul.
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11/11/2020 09:25:55 13 4
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I'm afraid Rory just has that bad 9 or 18 in him, which leaves him too far back.....I noticed these days he always plays well on a Sunday, when he's too far back and the pressures off.
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11/11/2020 14:42:25 0 0
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Too many times he has a bad Thursday or Friday, scrapes through to the weekend and then absolutely burns it up on Saturday and Sunday. Never in contention for the lead but gets himself into a respectable top 10 finish.
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11/11/2020 09:26:40 7 13
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Another major and another write up on the bottler. The love in with Borey ( I bottle majors of late ) is astounding!! 7/8 years since his last win tells the story! Moving on. Yawn ?? fest!! ?? ?? ?? he is a notorious choker at majors!
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11/11/2020 09:48:25 10 4
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Its six years and it’s you who’s really really boring now!
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11/11/2020 10:03:01 8 1
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Bottler? He's trying to complete a set which only five golfers in history have ever achieved. You seem to be comparing him unfavourably to the two greatest golfers of all time, if you're thinking he's not as prolific as Nicklaus and Woods. Some huge names in golf never won Majors.
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11/11/2020 12:20:04 4 0
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How is he a bottle? Theres only 2 players playing the game today that's won more majors. So everybody in the field must be bottlers by your thinking.
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11/11/2020 09:41:20 0 1
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Wonderfully crafted and insightful piece of golfing journalism. If I have one critiscm it's only that we do not know the name of the talented reincarnation of Peter Doebereiner who penned this piece. She really shouldn't be so shy.
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11/11/2020 09:44:28 4 3
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The pressure is off because there’s no crowds giving the one hit wonder stick !
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11/11/2020 09:54:48 2 3
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Who is the 'one hit wonder'?
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11/11/2020 10:00:09 2 1
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I do hope Shambo uses his 48" driver. I really want to see him blasting it all over the place. And if he wins, good luck to him. He'll still need a sharp short game though.
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11/11/2020 10:00:28 2 3
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Who’s the one hit wonder? Care to expand on that?
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11/11/2020 15:23:41 1 2
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Four majors, two FedEx wins and multiple other prestigious wins is a hardly a 'one hit wonder' dear chap.
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11/11/2020 09:26:40 7 13
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Another major and another write up on the bottler. The love in with Borey ( I bottle majors of late ) is astounding!! 7/8 years since his last win tells the story! Moving on. Yawn ?? fest!! ?? ?? ?? he is a notorious choker at majors!
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11/11/2020 09:48:25 10 4
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Its six years and it’s you who’s really really boring now!
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11/11/2020 10:17:38 0 8
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He is a bottler in Majors - Deal with it!
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11/11/2020 08:34:29 6 2
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You just always feel Rory has one bad or average round in him at the moment which is preventing him from winning another major.

He's been very average by his own ridiculously high standards this year - one third place finish in 16 events played. 2017 (18 events played, no wins) is the only other year he hasn't won anything since 2009. Something just isn't quite clicking at the moment.
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11/11/2020 09:51:53 3 0
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I feel he plays "all out" golf too much, rather than letting rounds develop and giving himself a chance to contend on a Sunday.
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GB
11/11/2020 12:39:26 1 0
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I agree. On several occasions since the lockdown Rory has got out of position off the tee on a par 5, has gambled on a risky recovery, compounded the error, and ended up with a 6. Would a top caddie have talked him out of these shots?
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11/11/2020 08:55:01 2 1
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I am really looking forward to watching big-hitting American Bryson DeChambeau this weekend. I would be shocked if he wasn't in contention with a great chance on Sunday.
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11/11/2020 09:54:23 0 2
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You don't play golf do you
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11/11/2020 09:44:28 4 3
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The pressure is off because there’s no crowds giving the one hit wonder stick !
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11/11/2020 09:54:48 2 3
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Who is the 'one hit wonder'?
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11/11/2020 09:56:01 6 0
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It doesn't matter if McIlroy is coming in 'under the radar' or not. When it comes to majors, particularly The Masters, he seems to be overthink things, and creates mental barriers for himself.
If he could just let his game flow he would be in with a great chance.
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11/11/2020 07:14:10 11 1
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Very streaky putter - This is the reason why I don’t think he thinks he can win. I do prefer his more subdue approach with the media, at least he hasn’t heaped unnecessary pressure on himself. I just hope he gets into contention, then he could win.
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11/11/2020 09:57:18 1 0
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He needs a proper caddie ....
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Dcf
11/11/2020 06:51:21 37 4
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McIlroy won't win with his current mind set.

As a new comer on tour he was the new kid on the block, out to show the world what he could do. A job well done. And that's the problem.

He has nothing else to prove, the journey completed. He became unwilling to take advice, so ditched a professional caddie in favour of one of his mates.
He now resembles an amateur playing for fun.
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11/11/2020 09:58:46 13 0
bbc
So true. Surrounded by yes men
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11/11/2020 09:44:28 4 3
bbc
The pressure is off because there’s no crowds giving the one hit wonder stick !
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11/11/2020 10:00:09 2 1
bbc
I do hope Shambo uses his 48" driver. I really want to see him blasting it all over the place. And if he wins, good luck to him. He'll still need a sharp short game though.
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11/11/2020 09:44:28 4 3
bbc
The pressure is off because there’s no crowds giving the one hit wonder stick !
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11/11/2020 10:00:28 2 3
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Who’s the one hit wonder? Care to expand on that?
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11/11/2020 10:00:58 16 1
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There’s always a focus on Rory before the majors by domestic media, yet more often than not other domestic players turn out to be closer to winning
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11/11/2020 10:23:35 7 12
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Could not agree more! 6/7 years now its always the same here on the BBC. Yet he has not been the highest British finisher let alone the highest European. The guy can't handle the pressure at Majors. No bottle!
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11/11/2020 11:20:41 2 3
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100% - the BBC should spread the pres - especially to British rather than foreign players.
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11/11/2020 15:21:29 1 2
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That might be because there is only one Rory...
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11/11/2020 09:19:57 13 3
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Rory hasn't won a major for years. Simple reason: He was young and his talent came out naturally. Wind back years of tinkering with his game, over analysis and coaching from so-called experts....Voila A changed golfer. Add in the fact he played for his public, specifically his Northern Irish roots. Now, he has a vast fortune, new social life etc. His golf has lost its way. Massive talent though.
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11/11/2020 10:01:46 11 0
bbc
There is definitely a mental fragility with McIlroy, and getting the right caddy could go a long way to sorting that out. With someone like Steve Williams on his bag, he could double his major haul.
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11/11/2020 09:26:40 7 13
bbc
Another major and another write up on the bottler. The love in with Borey ( I bottle majors of late ) is astounding!! 7/8 years since his last win tells the story! Moving on. Yawn ?? fest!! ?? ?? ?? he is a notorious choker at majors!
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11/11/2020 10:03:01 8 1
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Bottler? He's trying to complete a set which only five golfers in history have ever achieved. You seem to be comparing him unfavourably to the two greatest golfers of all time, if you're thinking he's not as prolific as Nicklaus and Woods. Some huge names in golf never won Majors.
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11/11/2020 10:03:12 4 1
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Could be Rorys year beware the " nappy factor"
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11/11/2020 06:59:39 7 9
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What a sight it would be to see Tiger putting the green jacket on Rory . Joe Biden would shed a tear into his Irish Stew.
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11/11/2020 10:09:41 0 0
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????
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11/11/2020 11:52:04 0 0
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??????
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11/11/2020 07:54:17 7 2
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If you can just hang around the first 3 rounds at something like 2-5 under in the fourth they make all the tees favourable for a birdie fest.

The question with Rory is can he hang around for 3 rounds? He always throws in a 70’s round early on. Shoots himself out of it in majors.
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11/11/2020 10:14:45 4 0
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Don't think 2-5 under will have a chance going into the final round. Course is soft, so scoring will be good. It's also playing long, but these guys all hit it a mile.
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11/11/2020 13:27:21 2 0
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I wont be surprised if its a record low winning score this year, actually I wonder what the odds are.....might be worth a tenner!
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11/11/2020 10:17:04 6 2
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This Masters is made for DJ. He is hitting it so well and the softness of the course will counter any advantage he loses by hitting a cut. Hit wedge play is off the planet good and his new found putting line will see him do it I reckon. shame the odds are so short.

Glad I got Wolff E/W @ 70-1 a good while back.

Would love to see McIlroy do it but I don't see it happening this year.
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11/11/2020 09:48:25 10 4
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Its six years and it’s you who’s really really boring now!
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11/11/2020 10:17:38 0 8
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He is a bottler in Majors - Deal with it!
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11/11/2020 10:34:35 5 0
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He has won 4 majors. Your comment makes zero sense.
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gg
11/11/2020 17:59:10 1 0
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If you had brains you'd be dangerous, ????
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11/11/2020 04:17:22 3 4
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I don't know what it is with McGinley. He is usually very astute but seems to have a blind spot with RM. I know he's a fellow Irishman but talks him up far too much.
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11/11/2020 10:21:04 3 0
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Interesting - I always get the impression that McGinley really doesn't like him. Don't know if that goes back to the Management company disputes that McIlroy had a couple of years ago, or something else.
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11/11/2020 10:23:00 20 2
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Back in the day when McIlroy arrived on the scene he was a breath of fresh air with swagger and finesse around the fairways and greens. He was an absolute joy to watch and was like a sponge learning his craft. He has done it all but appears to have lost his edge and composure. when he is at it he is brilliant. But what kills him is his lack of consistency. I would love to see him do it once more.
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gg
11/11/2020 18:09:47 0 2
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Lack of consistency lol have you seen his stats since he turned pro, he was flying before covid came so don't judge his career over 5 months
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11/11/2020 10:00:58 16 1
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There’s always a focus on Rory before the majors by domestic media, yet more often than not other domestic players turn out to be closer to winning
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11/11/2020 10:23:35 7 12
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Could not agree more! 6/7 years now its always the same here on the BBC. Yet he has not been the highest British finisher let alone the highest European. The guy can't handle the pressure at Majors. No bottle!
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11/11/2020 14:38:49 4 2
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I assume he won four of them by accident then? Just happened to be walking past looking for his lost bottle and they handed him the trophy? Lucky lad.
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gg
11/11/2020 18:02:32 2 1
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Yawnyawnyawn
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11/11/2020 10:17:38 0 8
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He is a bottler in Majors - Deal with it!
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11/11/2020 10:34:35 5 0
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He has won 4 majors. Your comment makes zero sense.
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11/11/2020 10:38:49 3 1
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Would love to see him win at Augusta but I'm just not sure he's there mentally. Puts too much pressure on himself to win the big ones and blows up on a few holes.
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11/11/2020 10:47:43 3 1
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He has a chance, he's talented no doubt, he's won Majors before, and he's lost them. Fundamentally it all comes down to decision making, and in the past when he won, he made the right decisions aligned with his game at the time. My concern at Augusta is that he will make the wrong decisions, and there is nobody on his bag telling him to back off. Not backing him as a result.
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11/11/2020 10:52:53 6 4
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Rory needs the monkey off his back, and to do that needs a green jacket on it. I think then with the shackles off he'll be back to top of his game. Relax Rory Ulster boys making all the noise ??
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11/11/2020 11:02:16 5 1
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I like Rory's humility this time...a generation of Aussies woke up on many occasions at stupid o'clock with the expectation of Shark having his turn at Augusta but it wasn't to be...thank goodness Adam Scott did his thing...keeping it real might be the winning move for Rory....it certainly makes him more likeable in my book either way...
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Though (sadly) Mr Scott didn't do his thing at Royal Lytham in The Open allowing a certain Mr Els through..
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If you can just hang around the first 3 rounds at something like 2-5 under in the fourth they make all the tees favourable for a birdie fest.

The question with Rory is can he hang around for 3 rounds? He always throws in a 70’s round early on. Shoots himself out of it in majors.
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11/11/2020 11:06:30 2 0
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Throwing in ONE 70’s round never hurt anyone’s chances of winning the Masters, given that no one has ever won it by shooting four rounds under 70. It just depends how close to 80 the 70’s round is... they’re the rounds that ruin your week and he certainly won’t want to have one in the first two rounds, given how difficult it’s going to be to make the cut this year.
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11/11/2020 11:19:09 10 7
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Usual drivel about Rory. Amazing talent but complete choker. why are the BBC not focusing on British players?
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11/11/2020 11:25:30 3 8
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Totally agree, good player-yes ...not even close to being a great. Any reason why not to focus on Hatton, Rose etc???
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I didn't realise you could class a multiple major winner as a choker.

Does that mean Mike Tyson was a choker as he only won three World Heavyweight Championship belts.

Perhaps Pele is a choker as he only won the World Cup three times.
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11/11/2020 12:05:48 5 0
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Rory, not British? since when is Northern Ireland not part of the United Kingdom?
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11/11/2020 12:44:18 1 1
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The only drivel is your comment. Hows does a choker win 4 majors, 2 tour championships, Ryder Cups, various WGC's plus the plethora of other tournaments wins.
Every golfer on the planet has screwed up from a lead before, and on more than one occasion. Are they all chokers?
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I think you will find that Northern Ireland is still British.
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There’s always a focus on Rory before the majors by domestic media, yet more often than not other domestic players turn out to be closer to winning
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11/11/2020 11:20:41 2 3
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100% - the BBC should spread the pres - especially to British rather than foreign players.
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11/11/2020 11:19:09 10 7
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Usual drivel about Rory. Amazing talent but complete choker. why are the BBC not focusing on British players?
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11/11/2020 11:25:30 3 8
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Totally agree, good player-yes ...not even close to being a great. Any reason why not to focus on Hatton, Rose etc???
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11/11/2020 11:19:09 10 7
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Usual drivel about Rory. Amazing talent but complete choker. why are the BBC not focusing on British players?
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11/11/2020 11:29:01 6 1
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I didn't realise you could class a multiple major winner as a choker.

Does that mean Mike Tyson was a choker as he only won three World Heavyweight Championship belts.

Perhaps Pele is a choker as he only won the World Cup three times.
I hope mcilroy wins. Its a shame bbc don't let us comment of everything and i wish they just reported the news not manipulate the news Removed
I don't think you care about McIlroy in the slightest, you just wanted to moan about the BBC. What "manipulation" are you referring to? Can you give some examples? I guarantee you won't.

Literally no news website in the world allows their readers to indiscriminately comment on every single article, it would be chaotic and take too long to moderate.
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11/11/2020 11:19:09 10 7
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Usual drivel about Rory. Amazing talent but complete choker. why are the BBC not focusing on British players?
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11/11/2020 12:05:48 5 0
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Rory, not British? since when is Northern Ireland not part of the United Kingdom?
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11/11/2020 12:28:45 2 0
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Don't bother. He's just stirring
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11/11/2020 12:59:20 3 0
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"Great Britain" does not equal "United Kingdom". Northern Ireland is part of the UK but ISN'T part of Great Britain.
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11/11/2020 14:06:43 1 0
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Britain - England, Scotland & Wales.
UK - Above plus NI
Besides, Under the GFA he chose to play for Ireland not NI
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11/11/2020 12:10:28 13 4
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Can't putt, simple answer.
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11/11/2020 12:34:52 7 3
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Have you tried getting some lessons?
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11/11/2020 12:12:34 18 2
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I love watching Rory play but it'd be nice if the likes of Hatton, who's on a pretty decent run of form, got a bit more air time.

I'd love Rory to win this but i won't be putting money on it, Faldo nailed it when he said his head drops when things aren't going well. You need to have the mental strength to keep your chin up and turn things around, Rory doesn't seem to have that at the moment.
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11/11/2020 12:34:33 6 0
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Not having a lot of media attention (apart from his choice in jumper) is probably a positive for Hatton right now. In his interview last night he spoke at length about getting "irritated" during tournaments, what causes that irritation, and that he plays his best when he feels comfortable. Not being a central focus of the press this week is probably good for his "irritation" levels.
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11/11/2020 12:17:43 7 1
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I have always found Rory likeable and possessing genius BUT he is too emotional, has made some appealing errors of judgement ( eg playing with Orange man) and must yet learn how to concentrate 100% whilst not tensing. Tricky yes ... I can’t do it... but then I have yet to win a Green Jacket too.
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11/11/2020 18:16:58 0 1
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IDidn't realise he was in the orange lodge !
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11/11/2020 09:26:40 7 13
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Another major and another write up on the bottler. The love in with Borey ( I bottle majors of late ) is astounding!! 7/8 years since his last win tells the story! Moving on. Yawn ?? fest!! ?? ?? ?? he is a notorious choker at majors!
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11/11/2020 12:20:04 4 0
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How is he a bottle? Theres only 2 players playing the game today that's won more majors. So everybody in the field must be bottlers by your thinking.
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11/11/2020 12:21:53 5 4
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Rory to win and complete career grand slam.

This is the perfect opportunity for him in my opinion.
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11/11/2020 12:58:31 4 0
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Disagree, I think it's his poorest chance in a long time. He's got no form at all coming in - maybe that means the expectation is lower, but he's not been in contention for any tournament for a long time.
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11/11/2020 12:05:48 5 0
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Rory, not British? since when is Northern Ireland not part of the United Kingdom?
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11/11/2020 12:28:45 2 0
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Don't bother. He's just stirring
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11/11/2020 12:12:34 18 2
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I love watching Rory play but it'd be nice if the likes of Hatton, who's on a pretty decent run of form, got a bit more air time.

I'd love Rory to win this but i won't be putting money on it, Faldo nailed it when he said his head drops when things aren't going well. You need to have the mental strength to keep your chin up and turn things around, Rory doesn't seem to have that at the moment.
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11/11/2020 12:34:33 6 0
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Not having a lot of media attention (apart from his choice in jumper) is probably a positive for Hatton right now. In his interview last night he spoke at length about getting "irritated" during tournaments, what causes that irritation, and that he plays his best when he feels comfortable. Not being a central focus of the press this week is probably good for his "irritation" levels.
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11/11/2020 12:10:28 13 4
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Can't putt, simple answer.
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11/11/2020 12:34:52 7 3
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Have you tried getting some lessons?
The nightman cometh . In answer to your comment . The bbc makes its own mind up what to tell us . I.e. a white man was shot a few days ago by the police , it hardly raised an eyebrow .... if it had been a black man ..... riots , headlines , marches . No doubt you had my comment removed . Pathetic Removed
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11/11/2020 12:51:57 1 1
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Are you lost? This is the golf page.
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11/11/2020 09:51:53 3 0
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I feel he plays "all out" golf too much, rather than letting rounds develop and giving himself a chance to contend on a Sunday.
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11/11/2020 12:39:26 1 0
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I agree. On several occasions since the lockdown Rory has got out of position off the tee on a par 5, has gambled on a risky recovery, compounded the error, and ended up with a 6. Would a top caddie have talked him out of these shots?
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11/11/2020 11:19:09 10 7
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Usual drivel about Rory. Amazing talent but complete choker. why are the BBC not focusing on British players?
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11/11/2020 12:44:18 1 1
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The only drivel is your comment. Hows does a choker win 4 majors, 2 tour championships, Ryder Cups, various WGC's plus the plethora of other tournaments wins.
Every golfer on the planet has screwed up from a lead before, and on more than one occasion. Are they all chokers?
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11/11/2020 12:59:00 1 0
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It's a cheap comment that is thrown around these days at anyone who doesn't win. A bloke who is leading by 5 on the 10th tee on Sunday and then loses when the wheels come off ... that might legitimately be described as bottling, but trolls use it as an insult regardless of what has actually happened. Lazy trolls.
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11/11/2020 14:07:14 1 0
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Think you need to look at his stats!!
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11/11/2020 12:45:56 2 5
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Wow BBC !
Now THIS is the most meaningless, pointless HYS yet.
There is NO news here worthy of an HYS.
Biden was right. This is just plain embarrassing !
... we should all demand that the BBC licence fee is reduced !
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11/11/2020 12:50:27 8 1
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Yet you still had to comment on it.
All people seem to do is moan moan moan and moan
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11/11/2020 12:45:56 2 5
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Wow BBC !
Now THIS is the most meaningless, pointless HYS yet.
There is NO news here worthy of an HYS.
Biden was right. This is just plain embarrassing !
... we should all demand that the BBC licence fee is reduced !
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11/11/2020 12:50:27 8 1
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Yet you still had to comment on it.
All people seem to do is moan moan moan and moan
The nightman cometh . In answer to your comment . The bbc makes its own mind up what to tell us . I.e. a white man was shot a few days ago by the police , it hardly raised an eyebrow .... if it had been a black man ..... riots , headlines , marches . No doubt you had my comment removed . Pathetic Removed
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11/11/2020 12:51:57 1 1
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Are you lost? This is the golf page.
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11/11/2020 12:21:53 5 4
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Rory to win and complete career grand slam.

This is the perfect opportunity for him in my opinion.
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11/11/2020 12:58:31 4 0
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Disagree, I think it's his poorest chance in a long time. He's got no form at all coming in - maybe that means the expectation is lower, but he's not been in contention for any tournament for a long time.
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11/11/2020 18:17:55 1 0
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Since covid so not that long
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11/11/2020 12:44:18 1 1
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The only drivel is your comment. Hows does a choker win 4 majors, 2 tour championships, Ryder Cups, various WGC's plus the plethora of other tournaments wins.
Every golfer on the planet has screwed up from a lead before, and on more than one occasion. Are they all chokers?
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11/11/2020 12:59:00 1 0
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It's a cheap comment that is thrown around these days at anyone who doesn't win. A bloke who is leading by 5 on the 10th tee on Sunday and then loses when the wheels come off ... that might legitimately be described as bottling, but trolls use it as an insult regardless of what has actually happened. Lazy trolls.
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11/11/2020 14:09:15 2 1
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Its not lazy - its a fact. He has lost the ability to close out tournaments from winning positions. As I said Rory is an incredible talent and should be world no 1 with a dozen majors to his name - but he hasn't. Why? because he chokes.
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11/11/2020 12:05:48 5 0
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Rory, not British? since when is Northern Ireland not part of the United Kingdom?
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11/11/2020 12:59:20 3 0
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"Great Britain" does not equal "United Kingdom". Northern Ireland is part of the UK but ISN'T part of Great Britain.
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11/11/2020 14:10:02 1 1
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Well said, so many people on here don't seem to get that!
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11/11/2020 12:59:27 0 10
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Golf, a shocking waste of land resouirce that would be better served by turning it into woodland.

Overall, British golf courses are calculated to cover 1,256 sq km, an area roughly equivalent to the whole of Greater Manchester and, according to some estimates, just a little smaller than all the land covered by housing.

Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41901297
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11/11/2020 13:07:15 5 0
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And .... should we get rid of football pitches as well , or are they ok
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11/11/2020 13:08:22 3 0
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Can't even spell "resource" ...
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11/11/2020 13:10:55 5 0
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Wow, well done for posting THE most boring comment in HYS history
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11/11/2020 14:00:15 3 0
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If you got your head out of whichever dark place it's in, you'd realise there is probably more woodland on many golf courses than anywhere else in their vicinities. Certainly more than any other sport you could mention. Much conservation takes place on most courses as well.
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11/11/2020 16:18:33 1 0
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And you are a shocking waste of oxygen!
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11/11/2020 13:01:28 4 1
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Jimmy c . Not lost just answering a prat p.s. love golf and placed a bet on rory to win , fingers crossed
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11/11/2020 13:10:08 4 1
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Fair enough, but once you have identified someone as a prat, there is very little value in engaging with them, as chances are they will still be a prat. Enjoy the golf!
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11/11/2020 13:04:54 2 8
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Lizzie Deignan wins the women’s world tour crown this year and not even a mention. No wonder many women’s cyclists don’t even get paid to ride. Where is the BBC’s representation on women’s cycling.
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11/11/2020 13:06:47 1 1
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The cycling journos are busy writing up the latest sacking, unfortunately.
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11/11/2020 13:50:49 3 1
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Think you're on the wrong page.
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11/11/2020 16:17:05 1 1
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Nobody is interested, Thought that would have been fairly obvious.
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11/11/2020 16:23:26 1 1
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Never heard of her. And the obvious reason they aren't paid is because I am not alone.
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11/11/2020 13:05:16 4 2
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If McIlroy was a football team he'd throw in a great away win in Europe. But the next game lose at home with a poor performance....he is a Man Utd fan ??
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11/11/2020 20:44:48 0 0
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I’ve never met a Man U fan before... ??
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11/11/2020 13:04:54 2 8
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Lizzie Deignan wins the women’s world tour crown this year and not even a mention. No wonder many women’s cyclists don’t even get paid to ride. Where is the BBC’s representation on women’s cycling.
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11/11/2020 13:06:47 1 1
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The cycling journos are busy writing up the latest sacking, unfortunately.
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11/11/2020 12:59:27 0 10
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Golf, a shocking waste of land resouirce that would be better served by turning it into woodland.

Overall, British golf courses are calculated to cover 1,256 sq km, an area roughly equivalent to the whole of Greater Manchester and, according to some estimates, just a little smaller than all the land covered by housing.

Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41901297
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11/11/2020 13:07:15 5 0
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And .... should we get rid of football pitches as well , or are they ok
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11/11/2020 12:59:27 0 10
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Golf, a shocking waste of land resouirce that would be better served by turning it into woodland.

Overall, British golf courses are calculated to cover 1,256 sq km, an area roughly equivalent to the whole of Greater Manchester and, according to some estimates, just a little smaller than all the land covered by housing.

Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41901297
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11/11/2020 13:08:22 3 0
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Can't even spell "resource" ...
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11/11/2020 13:01:28 4 1
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Jimmy c . Not lost just answering a prat p.s. love golf and placed a bet on rory to win , fingers crossed
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11/11/2020 13:10:08 4 1
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Fair enough, but once you have identified someone as a prat, there is very little value in engaging with them, as chances are they will still be a prat. Enjoy the golf!
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11/11/2020 13:47:16 3 1
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To be fair even you sometimes respond to Maksi ??
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11/11/2020 12:59:27 0 10
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Golf, a shocking waste of land resouirce that would be better served by turning it into woodland.

Overall, British golf courses are calculated to cover 1,256 sq km, an area roughly equivalent to the whole of Greater Manchester and, according to some estimates, just a little smaller than all the land covered by housing.

Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41901297
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11/11/2020 13:10:55 5 0
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Wow, well done for posting THE most boring comment in HYS history
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11/11/2020 13:12:46 4 5
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Ah the classic pre-tounrey McIlroy story before he chronically underperforms.
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11/11/2020 18:21:09 1 2
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Yawnyawnyawn