100% agree. Rory’s poor putting in recent years is also a result of his steady decline in his short irons and wedge play.
At the Genesis Open, Rory had a total of 30 wedges over the 4 rounds. From the fairway with a wedge in his hand (100-150yds), Rory completely missed 6 greens WITH A WEDGE. He also missed another 4 greens from the rough WITH A WEDGE. That’s a total of 10 MISSED greens with a WEDGE, so 33.3% miss rate. He made 6 bogies as a result. This is not far off a regular 15hc level of wedge play performance.
Rory’s 125-150yds Wedge Performance:
• 2017 = T190 = 0 wins
• 2016 = T63 = 3 wins
• 2015 = ??? = 4 wins
• 2014 = T11 = 4 wins + 2 majors
• 2013 = T153 = 0 wins
• 2012 = T5 = 5 wins + 1 major
See a trend? Coincidence?… Rory needs to get better with his scoring wedges - and quickly!