Rory McIloryThe youngest gun on Tour has a 'classic' modern-day swing
Analysis by Top 100 Teacher Dave Phillips, Titlist Performance Institute, Oceanside, Calif.
Northern Ireland phenom Rory McIlroy has a classic modern-day swing, which blends great lower-body stability and lots of torso rotation through impact. His lower-body stability allows him to restrict the rotation of his hips during his backswing so he can build greater coil with his upper body. His torso turn allows him to use every ounce of the torque created by his coil and to swing through impact at eye-popping speeds. What really separates Rory's swing from the pack, however, is his ability to tilt his pelvis during his downswing without moving it closer to the ball, which causes his upper body to lean away from the target while his lower body is moving toward it powerful stuff.
At just 20, Rory has a swing and skill set rarely seen at his age and more than likely a great career ahead of him. He'll gain more confidence with each event.