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January 09, 2010

Gary Player Warns Rory McIlroy

Gary Player recently gave Rory McIlroy the ultimate compliment by saying he has, "One of the most magnificent golf swings that I’ve seen in a long time."

And Player doesn't want any Tiger-like transgressions to screw up McIlroy's career. Player obviously knows that women will be throwing themselves at Rory...

Here's how Player put it, "I assume that Rory has learnt a lesson not only watching golfers but watching some of the baseball players that have got into big trouble. And even the President of the United States, not just golfers. So they have got to watch him very carefully. There are a lot of young girls out there that will try and set a trap for him."

Frankly, I think it's great that the 74 year-old Gary Player is taking it upon himself to be a mentor of sorts for McIlroy.

So just how good is the 20 year-old Rory McIlroy?

Well, for starters he's the 11th ranked golfer in the world. He had 12 top ten finishes in 2009 and a win at the Dubai Desert Classic.

Here's a really cool video of McIlroy's swing, the slow motion stuff is really great:

No Three Putts predicts this will be an even bigger year for McIlroy. I definitely think he'll break into the top five in the world rankings, and that he'll be a contender at the British Open this year.

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