Tripp Isenhour - May 6, 2012


Tripp’s visit to Morning Drive began with a picture from his days at Georgia Tech where he and fellow Golf Channel Analyst Charlie Rymer were teammates. After this light-hearted start, Isenhour said that heading into the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship Rory McIlroy is the favorite and the man to beat. Rory is the best player in the world and Tripp added that it takes a special player to be able to keep hitting driver despite struggling with that club and Rory did exactly that when he was struggling off the tee earlier this week.

Rickie Fowler has the talent but he needs to get into the winner’s circle if he is going to be a real rival to Rory McIlroy. The player that Tripp thinks can truly go head-to-head with Rory in terms of talent is Jason Day who finished runner-up to McIlroy in the 2011 U.S. Open. If Jason Day is healthy, he can go up against Rory anytime, anywhere.

Dale Lynch, among other things, has been able to transform Geoff Ogilvy’s short game. Ogilvy was not a very good chipper and putter when he was playing in Australia but Lynch, who is a great teacher and a great guy to be around, has been able to do wonderful work to transform that part of Ogilvy’s game. Lynch has also done great work with Aaron Baddeley.