I love it when the swings of the greatest players are completely at odds with conventional “wisdom” regarding the techniques associated with swinging the club efficiently and powerfully. I dedicate this look at Rory Mcilroy, probably the best player on the planet at the moment, to all the “stay level and swing down the line” knuckleheads who populate television. How hard is it to do what I do? Draw the lines! Study the swings! It’s not rocket science. What makes Billy Kratzert (who was a very good player in his day) make a statement to the effect of: “Tiger is playing well because he’s staying level throughout the swing” while the video of Tiger is playing and his head is lowering like it always does? And why is lowering so awful for Tiger when the “perfect swing” of Mcilroy exhibits the exact same tendency? And what makes Butch Harmon write a piece in Golf Digest that suggests that you don’t want to swing left “because everyone slices it anyway”? I really don’t get it. I guess these guys just know what they know and think what they think, and it doesn’t really matter if there is no evidence to back up what they are saying. It would be comical if it weren’t so sad.