Rory’s struggle is the equipment, not the clubs

Never has Rory McIlroy looked so comfortable as when playing Titleist golf clubs in a Jumeirah branded outfit. His US Open and US PGA victories were bordering on effortless. He won both by eight shots. His rise at the time to World no.1 was as inevitable as it was deserved. As soon as he appeared in Abu Dhabi with that red headed driver and a Nike logo on his clothing, something just looked wrong. Rory was uncomfortable, a stranger in his own golf skin. Yes his swing was not quite where it … [Read more...]

Djokovic vs Murray – the turning of the tide

A great Kiwi friend of mine always says the Brits react disproportionately to both success and failure. We chastise those who let us down. We put those who achieve on a pedestal. However, unlike the England rugby team in 2003, who looked so shocked in victory, yesterday gave birth to champion who had found his rightful place in history. Andy Murray is a tennis player who has learned to assert his authority. Other Brits have similar qualities. Justin Rose, in his US Open win, for example. … [Read more...]