Rory Shuts Down Chamblee In Driver Twitter Feud

Rory McIlroy has had a little more time on his hands lately now that he’s holed up with a stress fracture on one of his ribs. The World No. 2 can only watch so many movies before curiosity sets in and he hops on social media, so it should come as no surprise that McIlroy found a familiar foe in the Twittersphere that he decided to take to task over the driver swing.

Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee is rarely shy with his opinions, however, and his latest controversial stance stems from the driving display put on by Justin Thomas in Hawaii last week.  

Chamblee put out an unusual and unpopular opinion about how professionals hit their drivers, arguing that most actually hit down on the ball as opposed to the conventional and accepted knowledge that players hit up with the big stick.

That’s when Rory came in. As one of the best drivers of the golf ball on the planet, his words carry some extra weight.

Plus, McIlroy added this little nugget for good measure, and to rub some dirt in the wound he opened.

Whether or not McIlroy changed Chamblee’s mind or not, it seems the two have found some common ground after Brandel backpedaled a bit as the “feud” was put to bed.

[h.t FTW]


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