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Swing changes? McIlroy not following Tiger's path

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – It’s impossible not to compare Rory McIlroy with Tiger Woods. Their career paths are similar at a young age, they’re Nike stablemates, and the last person to win consecutive majors, as McIlroy did here at the PGA, was Woods.

But there’s one thing Woods did often that McIlroy hopes he never mirrors: change golf swings.

“Just for fun,” McIlroy laughed when asked if he felt the need for an overhaul.

“No, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” he said. “That’s my motto. I’ve always been that way. I feel like the work that I’ve put into my golf swing from sort of the age of 15-20 is going to see me sort of throughout my career.


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“There’s no reason why I should look to try and swing the club differently.”

Woods has altered his swing five times as a professional – twice while working with Butch Harmon, once with Hank Haney and twice with current teacher Sean Foley, the second being the newer, shorter swing since he returned from back surgery.