It seems that anytime Golf Channel analyst, Brandel Chamblee says anything controversial, we are all over it. Though this time, he didn't say anything derogatory towards Rory, more that he was merely issuing a warning to the former world number one,..a suggestion if you will.
If you missed it, here's what happened:
(Original Story from Golfchannel.com)
Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee says that he has concerns that Rory McIlroy could follow Tiger Woods’ destructive path if he continues his “extensive weightlifting.”
In a NBC Sports conference call previewing the Florida swing, Chamblee said;
McIlroy, who has developed a sculpted physique in recent years, was featured on the cover of Men’s Health last spring and has appeared in numerous Nike commercials.
Swing coach Butch Harmon, who doesn't work with McIlroy, also expressed concern about McIlroy’s physique, saying last year that he could “almost hurt yourself in the gym if you get too bulky.”
The world No. 3 is in the field this week at the Northern Trust Open, his first PGA Tour start of 2016.
So what do you think? Is Brandel Chamblee over-stepping again, or does he actually have a point?
In my opinion, he does. Tiger is an example of how fitness is important in golf and can improve your game, however he is also an example of how too much size can limit flexibility. The trick is finding a balance. I would guess that Rory, and his team is keeping this in mind.
Though, Rory was quick to reply to Chamblee's comments via Twitter. Funny enough, the video of him squatting, which he tagged Golf Channel and Brandel Chamblee in, has since been removed from Rory's twitter feed.
Hmm. (But you can still see Rory McIlroy's tweet in reply to Brandel Chamblee here)