Why misfiring McIlroy needs Sunshine State swing
22/02/2021 | sport | golf | 421
Rory McIlroy missed the cut last week for the first time in 30 PGA Tour events but while underlying statistics suggest a deterioration in form, here's why the Florida-swing offers cause for optimism.
23/02/2021 08:45:02 53 3
The answer lies close to home - Harry Diamond is a mate not a professional caddy. Rory won regularly when JP was on the bag.
23/02/2021 09:04:14 30 1
Completely agree. The dynamics have changed. Active not passive caddying needs to be restored. Even the best players need to be "managed" on the course.
23/02/2021 10:04:10 4 0
Absolutely - no dynamic whatsoever between them
23/02/2021 11:49:15 3 0
good point. JP would get stern with Rory when he was choking and get him over the line. Harry doesn't want the confrontation with his mate.
23/02/2021 12:22:55 6 5
He's both - no one is moaning about Fleetwood and Finnis and they have practically the same relationship.
HD is good for Rory, they have accomplished plenty together and there's more to come.
2 Fed Ex Cups, The Players, 4 wins in 2019 - such a failure!!!
23/02/2021 13:20:36 1 0
Spot on. There is absolutely no discussion between caddy and player regarding club selection, strategy or line. Rory may believe he doesn’t need advice but just someone agreeing that you’ve made the right choice helps. I think Rory understands this but now that he’s taken Harry out there and given him the lifestyle, how can he sack him ‘cos I can’t see anybody else giving him a bag.
24/02/2021 10:22:12 0 0
Spot on . All Harry does in carry the bag , he gives Rory no assistance at all on the course. Where you hear other caddies talking to there golfer all Harry is doing is smiling and picking up a bit of cash , he is crap
24/02/2021 11:44:38 0 0
Indeed, and it's been clear for some time that McIlroy is lacking the reassurance and guidance of a top caddy. He seems to enjoy having his mate as caddy, and maybe he could continue with that arrangement in some tournaments. However, if he hopes to win more majors, he needs a proper caddy on his bag.