Rory McIlroy has got one of the most complete swings on the PGA tour, in my opinion at least. I’m not even the biggest Rory fan. Great player. Probably the most dominant player in the world today when he’s on his game. Ok maybe either him or Dustin Johnson. Either way his swing is phenomenal and were gonna take a look at Rory McIlroy’s longest drive ever on the PGA Tour (409 yards if you don’t want to read!) and how he generates so much power!
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Rory McIlroy Gym Workouts
Golf is a unique sport. It’s not like football or basketball where being the biggest, fastest or tallest has its obvious advantages. Though it doesn’t hurt to be the biggest and strongest on the golf course, it is not as important compared to other more physically demanding sports.
The video below walks you through a typically Rory McIlroy workout.
Ever since Tiger began dominating the golf world over two decades ago, we have seen many of the players on the PGA Tour getting into the gym more and working on strength. Rory is no exception.
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As you can see in the video he’s doing squats, rows, dead lifts, lunges, dynamic stretching, and a lot of core training. He covers it all. I don’t know if you noticed but his lower body doesn’t waver a bit even when he’s swinging for the fences. Balance is key!
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He doesn’t get as much press about his gym work as say Brooks Koepka or Dustin Johnson, but he is a beast in his own right and it shows on the course. For the record Koepka looks like he could be a linebacker.
Rory McIlroy’s Swing Speed
Rory, relatively speaking, is a smaller dude. He’s 5’9″ and weighs around 165 lbs. In comparison, Brooks Koepka is 6″0″ 190 lbs. Going back to the comment about golf being different; Rory has a very similar swing speed to Brooks, averaging about 121 mph to Brooks’ 122 mph. That’s a pretty negligible difference especially when you consider the size difference.
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Rory McIlroy’s Longest Drive Ever
Rory’s Longest drive ever on the PGA Tour is 409 yards. The drive came at the Par 5, 12th hole at the Austin Country Club in Texas. The event was the 2017 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Tournament.
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409 yards is quite a ways, but Rory hit an even longer one at a European Tour Event in 2014. Though there was a bit of wind at his back and a lot of downhill help, McIlroy hit a 436 yards bomb at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.
Impressive stuff but it still is tough to find common ground with Tiger in his prime with lesser technology. The article below will help you understand what I’m talking about!
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