Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 10/16/14
I’ll make this plain from the get-go…I’m not a Rory McIlroy fan.  I think he’s got the best skillset of any golfer on Tour, is unbelievably good throughout the bag and, when he’s on fire, is literally untouchable…that said, unless you’re John Daly or Michelle Wie, you do not walk out of a golf tournament where you’re not injured.  You just don’t.  For every Rory-superstar, there are dozens of guys on the web.com (nee: Nationwide) Tour or on minitours who would LITERALLY kill a man to get a chance to play in this kind of tournament. Despite it’s reputation as a lily-white ***** “game,” golf has a legacy of steel-faced badasses, and tournament golf itself weeds out the mentally weak from the outset unless a golfer has such an incredible amount of talent, they can win without resiliency.  Hell, even the poster child for ***** golfers, Colin Montgomerie, is a tough as nails son of a ***** between the ropes who, despite his lack of talent, didnt give an inch to anyone. From Ben Hogan winning a US Open 18 months after having his body wrecked to Tiger Woods winning a US Open on a mangled leg to Hubert Green [...]

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