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Comment from: Ron Mon [Member] Email
Horse ka-ka. He blew tournaments last year and he almost gagged this one away. He's more Bobby Clampett and Gary Hallberg than he is great champion. Shanks, I love your writing, but I'm against you on this one.
02/08/09 @ 17:28
Comment from: Shanks [Member] Email
Is that ka-ka with a "K" or a "C"?

Funny, but I don't remember Clampett or Hallberg winning pro events against a world class field at 19 years old.
02/09/09 @ 07:17
Comment from: Lorcan [Visitor] Email
Shanks is spot on the money, this kid is going all the way. Just watch and listen to the people who know... The other pros!
02/09/09 @ 19:24
Comment from: Wendy (UK) [Visitor] Email
Ha! More of Ron's caca de cheval.

Rory didn't throw a tantrum at the camera click (unlike ?) and made a steely final putt to win against a great field, all as Shanks has said. I think it's far too early to say whether he'll be a superstar, and feel he may struggle in learning the ropes on the US tour for a while, but there's no doubting this 19-yr. old has talent and guts aplenty.

Could do with a haircut, perhaps?
02/10/09 @ 14:22
Comment from: Shanks [Member] Email
I see this year as the learning year for McIlroy playing in the States. In 2010, I predict he will contend in at least one of the Majors, probably at the Old Course, where he has played extremely well.
02/10/09 @ 14:35
Comment from: Wendy (UK) [Visitor] Email
Utter bliss to watch ALL 16 players on Friday, wasn't it?

Way to go Rory!
03/01/09 @ 10:00
Comment from: Shanks [Member] Email
Indeed it was. McIlroy played very well but just ran into a buzz saw. Shhhh - I hope to pick him up in my fantasy league next year.
03/02/09 @ 08:57
Comment from: Meraj Shah [Visitor] Email
In a recent interview he said that his hair held his strength, just like Samson! Jokes apart the kid is crazy fearless and doesn't seem to beat himself too much when his risky play doesn't pan out well. Saw him lose the Hong Kong Open in a playoff after whistling a hard 30 foot draw around trees and from the rough to within ten feet. He lost just becasue his opponent Lin Wen Tang played the shot of a lifetime. He's going to win big this year
03/26/09 @ 06:22
Comment from: Shanks [Visitor] Email
I happened to catch the end of that tournament too. It's all part of the learning curve.
03/26/09 @ 07:33

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