Saturday, April 1, 2023

It Took One Year for Rory McIlroy to get Used to New Clubs

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The much talked about change of his golfingin 2013 was not that good for Rory McIlroy at all. Rory McIlroy has finally admitted that at least one year passed before he could get adjusted with the new clubs he got in early 2013. Last year the current World No. 1 had signed a lucrative endorsement deal with sports clothing and accessories giant Nike after he had a very successful 2012 where he won his second major at the PGA Championship and topped both the money list and European and PGA Tour rankings as well.

But after the deal suddenly we saw a big dip in his performance and it reached at an alarming stage as well. Although Rory McIlroy always refused to blame the club manufacturers in public throughout the year 2013 as it was blamed by many because McIlroy tumbled out of top 10 golfers’ rankings soon. For almost of  the 2013 without a single tournament win but then in December when Rory managed his first win at the Australian Open where he went ahead of Adam Scott, he got the much needed boost.

In Rory McIlory’s own words, the Australian Open win that year was a welcome sign for him for coming back to form. It was like coming together of everything at last as I worked hard on many aspects of my game and became completely comfortable with the club changes I had made!

The more satisfying thing as per Rory McIlroy was that he got the confidence that he can do the job done and it was worth waiting for the right time and place and later the wins at majors this year was more important. That gave him more satisfaction and evidence that he could win majors and even if they were not with comfortable margins.

Rory McIlroy also believes that maturity of mind also helped him to go through that period and the approach towards the game was linked with his mature mental status and that helped him a lot. With his swing, clubs and both mental and physical fitness, he said, he feel confident enough to go out and win!

Rory McIlroy has won back to back majors this year with the Open Championship and PGA Championsip and was also played important part in Europe’s win in this years Ryder Cup as well.

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