Rory McIlroy candid about Masters preparations, changes and golf rollback plans
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Rory McIlroy is preparing for the Masters, which will be held in April. It seems that Rory is satisfied with how the preparations are going, and he will have huge ambitions before the next challenge. McIlroy confirmed that he had some good moves.
He lacked that after his quick exit from the Player Championship. “Yeah, look, I had two good days,” McIlroy said, as quoted by golfmonthly.com “We played 54 holes in two days and it was good. I was really happy with where my game was.
It was sort of good to see that after struggling at the Players”. Changes to the 13th can be a big problem for most. Rory McIlroy commented that these changes will affect him and others. “I think overall it's a little like 11 in terms of the change.
I think they made the tee shot easier because you don't really have to do anything with the tee shot anymore. Just hit it sort of straight up the chute. The second shot, much more difficult. A little bit like 11. The second shot on 11 is much more difficult with how they've contoured the front of the green.
I used to hit 8-iron from a flat lie into 13 and now I hit a 5-iron from the ball way above my feet. Just makes you think a little bit more about the second shot which I think is good”.
Golf Rollback Plans
Golf rollback plans have caused many reactions.
Many are against the implementation of such proposals. Rory McIlroy recently confirmed that he has nothing against such changes, although he originally had a slightly different opinion. Rory now reacted to the reporter's question; What will playing at Augusta look like if such proposals are actually implemented?
“It would be like me going back to my 2015 equipment,” McIlroy said. “I've gained 15 yards in the last six or seven years, and they're saying it's basically a 15- to 20-yard reduction in distance if you hit the ball the speeds that I hit it.
It would just be like me playing golf again in 2015, and I seemed to do okay then. Again, for me it's trying to just keep the integrity of what the game was supposed to be, and when this game was invented - and obviously innovation happens, but I don't think people imagined golf the way pros play the game right now.
I think it's just got a little - I'd love to see just a little more versatility put back into the game, and I think that's what this change would ultimately do”.