Frustrated McIlroy set to take fortnight off

29 June 2020 21:15:06 GMTPlus10

World number one Rory McIlroy has headed for a spell of reflection after failing to contend on the PGA Tour for a third consecutive week.

McIlroy had been enjoying a hugely consistent campaign, registering a top-five finish in every event he played this year until the Charles Schwab Challenge.

A share of 32nd place at Colonial Country Club ended the streak and that was swiftly followed by 41st spot in the RBC Heritage in South Carolina.

An error-strewn final-round 67 at TPC River Highlands on Sunday meant McIlroy finished tied for 11th place in the Travelers and afterwards he was downbeat about his form.

"It's been frustrating," said McIlroy. "There's been some really good stuff in there, but then just some really stupid mistakes.

"Even today, I got off to a good start and then bogeyed some easy holes. It's a little too up and down, a little bit roller coaster-ish. Over the last few weeks I've made too many mistakes, too many bogeys, too many loose shots."

He added: "My decision making was terrible the last few days. Just some stupid shots and trying to take too much on at times.

"It's just dumb mistakes in there that I don't usually make. It sucks going off in the middle of the pack on a Sunday. I feel like a couple of weeks off, just to reset and start again."

McIlroy is 13.00 for the US PGA Championship, which starts at TPC Harding Park, California, in August. He has won the US PGA twice and won the WGC-Match Play at Harding Park in 2015.

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