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“Golf looks like a generic game from the outside and, sure, you have to have the fundamentals but there are huge differences. I am five foot seven so, while I admired his mental game, I never looked at Nick Faldo. I looked at Ian Woosnam.”

By getting in a variety of pros, amateurs players of all shapes and sizes (plus, of course, fatal flaws) will be able to learn, as well as following the action on course.

McGinley believes maintaining this connection between the Rorys and the hackers is a vital mission for pro golf right now.

“There’s a growing disconnect between the professional and amateur game,” he said. 

“Pro scoring has never been better. Last month, the US Open was 8,000 yards, the longest-ever for a major. Another record. Players are demolishing courses. The technology is based around club-head speed, not forgiving mis-hits. And golf always prided itself on having the same rules, the same equipment for the pros and the amateurs.”


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