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Watson says McIlroy is the man

Tom Watson has high praise for Rory McIlroy as his final appearance at the Masters starts today. The sixty Six year old professional Golfer has won a total of nine majors during his long and fruitful career.

Tom Watson has high praise indeed

Tom Watson has nothing but high praise when it comes to fellow golfer Rory McIlroy. The old timer believes that the young and talented star can complete any course with ease.

Speaking ahead of the Tournament Watson openly chose McIlroy as his personal favourite for the competition:

“He’s the guy. He’s my pick this week; he’s just got a tremendous talent. He hits the ball high. I think it’s always been an advantage to hit the ball high on this golf course. And I can tell you the golf course is different this year than it was last year.”

Continuing to speak of the course and how McIlroys game is well suited to Augusta, Watson spoke about the greens and how much faster they are compared with last year:

“The greens are faster yesterday and today than they were last year. They sped them up. They seem just a little bit harder. Today they had a real sheen to them. Number five was like a mirror. They are out there syringing the greens, so I think you’re seeing a little bit different set-up this year. I think it’s going to be a tougher set-up. And the people that hit the ball high, they have an advantage. Rory, he can emasculate a golf course, he flat out can. He hits the ball high and so far.”

The Masters will be an exciting event this week and only time will tell if Tom Watson’s predictions are correct. We wish him every ounce of luck as he embarks on his final Masters competition. We will also anticipate an excellent result for Rory McIlroy!

Author Lisa Wood
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