Friday Thoughts

Rory is the Story, or Lather, Rinse, Repeat:  Look for Rory to be back on form this week.  This quote from a Sky Sports article made me feel better about his “bad week” (T-22) at the Westchester Classic:

“I enjoyed my time in the week after winning the PGA Championship and besides I didn’t have that many late nights where I let it get the better of me,” he added.

Rory shows he is cognizant alcohol can get the better of you if you aren’t ever-vigilant.

Rory’s Revival:  2013 was a nightmare for Rory, but he managed to turn things around late in the year, and his top-notch play has continued all of this year.  Last year at this time, he was still mired in his slump.  He finished T-47 in this week’s event, the Deutsche Bank, T-59 at the BMW the following week, and didn’t even make it to Atlanta.

However, the BMW last year represented the nadir of his slump, and he soon regained his form.  We are currently in week 35, and if we start with week 42 last year, Rory has really had only one bad outing: a missed cut at the Irish Open in June.  Other than that missed cut, he’s only finished out of the top 25 on one occasion, and that was a T-27.  Here are the numbers:

  • Events:     24
  • Top 25:     22
  • Top 10:     15
  • Wins:          5
  • Second:      3

That’s four wins this year, and another last December.  If Rory stays on form, he could very well add to that win total in the next three weeks.  The fields will get progressively smaller, and that obviously increases his chances.

Live@ Online Streaming:  Here’s the link for this week’s online streams.  Today’s coverage is scheduled to start at 9:00 EDT, with Rory teeing off at 9:20 EDT.  I would be more excited if last week’s stream had not been two hours late.  We missed Rory’s entire first nine, and he was +3 by the time the stream was available.  Here’s hoping they learned from their mistakes.  Golf Channel television coverage doesn’t start until 2:30 EDT, so the online stream personnel really need to have their act together today.

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