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An in-depth, analytic swing sequence breakdown for Rory McIlroy.

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Swing sequence: Rory McIlroy
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McIlroy swing sequence, 1
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Rory’s setup is pretty textbook. He has a slight bend to his knees and his arms hang naturally with his hands under his chin. (Analysis: GCA lead coach Chris O'Connell; photo: Fred Vuich)
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McIlroy swing sequence, 2
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Rory moves the club away with his arms, not his hands, the latter being a typical amateur mistake. The club face remains square. (Analysis: GCA lead coach Chris O'Connell; photo: Fred Vuich)
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McIlroy swing sequence, 3
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His shoulders, biceps and forearms are all on the same parallel plane, meaning there’s not a lot of hand and wrist action. (Analysis: GCA lead coach Chris O'Connell; photo: Fred Vuich)
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McIlroy swing sequence, 4
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Now you start to see some forearm and shaft rotation for the first time, which moves the club from in front of him to behind him. (Analysis: GCA lead coach Chris O'Connell; photo: Fred Vuich)
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McIlroy swing sequence, 5
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FAVORITE MOVE No. 1: Very much a baseball hitter’s position – left arm across chest, right elbow up, handle well behind right shoulder. (Analysis: GCA lead coach Chris O'Connell; photo: Fred Vuich)
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McIlroy swing sequence, 6
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With his hands more behind him, on the right side of his torso, he’s in perfect position to release and whip the clubhead past his body. (Analysis: GCA lead coach Chris O'Connell; photo: Fred Vuich)
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McIlroy swing sequence, 7
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Rory’s club is very much under plane and approaching the ball from the inside, which sets up well for a draw – his preferred shot.(Analysis: GCA lead coach Chris O'Connell; photo: Fred Vuich)
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McIlroy swing sequence, 8
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FAVORITE MOVE No. 2: When the legs straighten, it tends to stall the hips from turning, creating a whip-like effect to the club head. (Analysis: GCA lead coach Chris O'Connell; photo: Fred Vuich)
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McIlroy swing sequence, 9
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FAVORITE MOVE No. 3: The club head is clearly moving faster than his arms and body, as evidenced by the fact his hips have hardly moved since impact. (Analysis: GCA lead coach Chris O'Connell; photo: Fred Vuich)
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McIlroy swing sequence, 10
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A full rotation of the hips and shoulders with perfect balance. Looks like another bomb from Rory! (Analysis: GCA lead coach Chris O'Connell; photo: Fred Vuich)
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