OK, OK, so McIlroy figured something out under new putting coach Phil Kenyon during his victories at the Deutsche Bank and Tour Championships, but making changes in technique or equipment (McIlroy is doing both) is never this
easy. And then there's his spotty reputation on the greens. "If I was playing him," says an anonymous tour pro in Golf Digest's Ryder Cup issue
, "I wouldn't be conceding many short ones. He's likely to miss at any time from under four feet." Something tells us the guys wearing red, white and blue won't be so generous, either.