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Rory McIlroy's appearance on the cover of Men's Health, along with a story on his fitness regimen, has sounded alarms, James Corrigan of the Telegraph writes. "Throwing 200-pound and 300-pound weights around is not going to be good for your golf swing," [Nick] Faldo said. [Paul] Azinger wondered about his motivation for doing so. "I just hope that he's not changing his body to his own detriment, because his body has changed since July last year," he said.
"Ernie Els is convinced Rory McIlroy will complete the career grand slam with a Masters victory and predicts the Ulsterman will land at least four green jackets," Iain Carter of the BBC writes. "But the 45-year-old South African...is living proof there are no guarantees when it comes to winning at Augusta."
Rickie Fowler was touted as a challenger to Rory McIlroy. But, "as Fowler well knows, substance has to override style at some point," Ewan Murray writes in the Irish Times. "The danger to Fowler is the appearance of two countrymen [Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed], let alone McIlroy, on cue to upstage him."
"The new Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point Park in the Bronx finally opened this week to rave reviews from some quarters. But all the accolades for its fairways and greens can't hide the sinkhole this project has become for taxpayers -- or the bonanza Trump is about to reap from it," Juan Gonzalez of the New York Daily News writes in this look at the financial impact of a course that cost $230 million to build.