The young man from Northern Ireland, who’ll turn 24 in a couple days (May 4), has brought with him to the big leagues a swing as good as any that have come across our television screens in years.
It’s a pretty one because of how simple it is. Again, nothing forced, just a one-piece motion that goes from A-B with a lot of power and grace.
McIlroy told Golf Digest how simple his swing is to him.
“I like to swing with no fear,” he said. “I’m a grip it and rip it guy. . . . Over the ball, I think about nothing other than the target. I don’t focus on technique.”
You’d have to say mission accomplished to the young man who was No. 1 in the world for 32 weeks.
His swing doesn’t look technical and that’s part of why it is one of the prettiest.