Friday, October 21, 2011
Rory McIlroy Cuts Out the Fat
It might seem strange to think of Rory McIlroy, pencil-thin freewheeling major champion, trying to slim down the figure, but sometimes you must. That's why when news broke that McIlroy has parted ways with Chubby Chandler and ISM team, it was a bit shocking.
Chandler and company offered up this statement ...
Onward and upwards. We have had a quite brilliant year. The company is growing and adapting to ensure it stays at the forefront of golf and the business of managing players. We wish Rory every success."
"It has been an honour representing Rory and we take great pride in the role ISM has played in guiding him successfully through his formative years as a professional golfer."
So why would he leave the major championship factory? Nobody really knows, to be honest. Yes, Chandler is great, it appears, with his talent, but maybe McIlroy just wanted something new.
Changing teams isn't something crazy, and while we seems to speculate on any golfer making the slightest move in his approach (grip, setup, caddie, manager), it really is just whatever can make them the most comfortable.
Remember, Tiger Woods won his first major in 1997 by 12 shots with one caddie on his bag. When he switched, he won 13 more.