Short game overrated?
Tuesday, 8 March 2011
Rory McIlroy sparked controversy last week when he aired his thoughts on the short game not being important.
He was quoted as saying, "I don't care what anyone says about the short game being the most important, it's not.
"The long game puts you in position to have putts to win tournaments. Guys say you have to have short game to win tournaments and it is not the case. Not at all.”
This week Jack Nicklaus has come to his defence saying, "I agree with Rory.
"In fact, it was me who told him so in the first place, when we had lunch last year.
"I told Rory that I never practised my short game because I felt like if I can hit 15 greens a round and hit a couple of par-fives in two and if I can make all my putts inside 10 feet, who cares where I chip it?"
Are McIlroy and Nicklaus right?
Or do you still believe the old saying, "drive for show, putt for dough."
Tell us your thoughts by commenting below.