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With a SG putting tank of 68 this year and 112 last year. Rory might want to focus on what can make his game better 

Going back to 2016 he’s been around 100 or worse other than 2019 when he was 24.

I like Rory and putting has always been his weak point. Whatever he’s doing isn’t exactly working 

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I'll simply say that I think the move away from the books is a good one. I've got no issue with players and caddies taking notes, but being provided with such detailed information by a third-party is akin to using a DMD with slope, wind, and barometric calculations. You're removing a certain amount of skill, experience, and knowledge from the game that could be used to separate the best of the best - this goes for caddies and players. 

As an aside, this take might seem contradictory for me since I don't have a problem with the use of DMD's that provide distance ONLY. Reason being is simple, it is not difficult to pace off the number of yards from a nearby marker and do some simple addition or subtraction. 

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1 hour ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

With a SG putting tank of 68 this year and 112 last year. Rory might want to focus on what can make his game better 

Going back to 2016 he’s been around 100 or worse other than 2019 when he was 24.

I like Rory and putting has always been his weak point. Whatever he’s doing isn’t exactly working 

I agree.  One could make an assumption that Rory says that green books should be banned because banning them might affect a lot more players than it would him... and he would move up in the SG ranking.  😂

Personally, I like the idea of banning the books.  Part of the game is figuring out how to play the course as you find it.  The green books take away some of that "figuring".  I'm sure that when they were first commercially available, it was an essential item for new players that were playing a course for the first time against players that had their own "books" made over years of play.

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I have one for my course and I don't even use it.  I have studied at home and pretty much know all the brakes and contours.

I think using it in the course adds up more time to a sport that's already slow.  Plus, my golf buddies would wrap a 9 iron around my neck😄

I agree, for professionals, it should be banned.  

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