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Rory McIlroy watches his tee shot on the fourth hole during the third round of the 2014 Masters.

Every Sunday night, conducts an e-mail roundtable with writers from Sports Illustrated and Golf Magazine. Check in every week for the unfiltered opinions of our writers and editors and join the conversation in the comments section below.

1. Zurich Classic winner Seung-Yul Noh wowed golf fans with his beautiful swing this week in New Orleans. Who has your favorite swing among under-age-30 players right now?

Cameron Morfit, senior writer, Golf Magazine (@CameronMorfit): I still like Rory's the best, but Louis Oosthuizen has a pretty sweet action. Oh, wait, he's 31. Man, that dude's totally over the hill. Harris English has a nice, classical swing with those long levers that produce big power. He's practically Weiskopf-ian. Weiskopf-ish. Weiskopf-esque.

Michael Bamberger, senior writer, Sports Illustrated: Oh, it's not even a debate: Rory. One of the most dynamic swings ever. Could watch it all day.

Gary Van Sickle, senior writer, Sports Illustrated (@GaryVanSickle): Maybe Rory, although Mr. Noh is now in the running after I got a good look at him all weekend.

Mike Walker, assistant managing editor, (@michaelwalkerjr): McIlroy’s swing is my favorite because it’s so expressive. Nobody else could swing like him. The best swings are inseparable from the player’s personality in the same way that nobody else can make a guitar sound like Keith Richards can.

Jeff Ritter, senior editor, Sports Illustrated Golf Group (@Jeff_Ritter)I'll go with the only swing in that age group that holds multiple majors: Rory McIlroy's.

Joe Passov, senior editor, Golf Magazine (@joepassov): How old is Adam Scott? OK, if we're talking young folks, I'll still take Rory McIlroy -- effortless power, like Sam Snead's. Two years ago, I thought Korea's Sang-Moon Bae was the next big thing, with a similarly graceful, yet thunderous move, but he's not there yet.

2. With Keegan Bradley and oft-injured Paul Casey in the hunt at Zurich last week, it brings to mind the question, who is the biggest underachiever on Tour?

BAMBEGER: Is Fred still considered on Tour? Couples certainly had the talent to win 25 or more times. Why he didn't I don't know, but he didn't.

VAN SICKLE: I wouldn't call him an underachiever, perhaps, but I sure thought Ian Poulter would have piled up a lot more wins by now and maybe a major or two. He still may.

RITTER: I'd probably look at the tried-and-true "Best Without a Major" list for the guys who haven't delivered on their potential. Westwood and Donald are former No 1s, so they're off the board as underachievers. I'd probably take Sergio, who had (and still has) top-10 talent but never really arrived as an elite player.

PASSOV: After the star power Keegan Bradley showed in '11 and '12, I'm pretty shocked how his results have plummeted. Great emotions, great for the game -- not sure what's happened. I could say Bubba Watson. Only six wins with that talent? That said, I'm not going there with Bubba. Two Masters is two Masters. My pick? Dustin Johnson. I know he's won his share, but he brings so much game, he ought to be a favorite every time he tees it up.

WALKER: Hard to call a major champion an underachiever, but Louis Oosthuizen’s talent has not translated into as many wins as you would think by now.

MORFIT: Casey has been injured a lot, so I wouldn't say he's an underachiever. Keegan is underachieving right now, given that he's appeared to be "back" from his swing changes for much of this year. Although in all fairness, Rory also has been underachieving for the last year and a half. There's actually quite a bit of underachieving going on right now on Tour, and there are also a lot of injured golfers. Sometimes it's hard to differentiate between the two.

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