PGA Tour Pro Phil Rory McIlroy is certainly one of the best young talents on tour. Some have said he may be the next European to win a major championship. Just imagine the excitement if his first major was to be an Open Championship victory.
Have you noticed that the trend in most sports is that the athletes are getting bigger and stronger? The trend has gone that way in golf, yet the next wave of young players are all less than 6’ and weigh less than 180 pounds. Rory McIlroy is listed at 5’10” and 160 pounds. So, do you need to be tall and strong to hit the ball far? Well…he averages 296 yards off the tee which is above the PGA Tour average. So I would say NO!
I love this camera angle. How often do we get to see a quality player swing from this view? It is awesome. Since it is in slow motion we can focus on three distinct moves that we can all learn from. Let’s take a closer look at McIlroy’s swing to see what makes him such a promising player on the PGA Tour.