McIlroy believes game is coming together

01 March 2021 20:24:23 GMTPlus10

Rory McIlroy is confident that his game is improving just in time for golf's biggest spring tournaments.

The Northern Irishman finished tied for sixth in the WGC Workday Championship on Sunday and although he ended up six shots behind winner Collin Morikawa, he reflected on an excellent week.

The four-time Major champion has played in seven of the last eight weeks and he will start the defence of his Players Championship title at Sawgrass on 11th March.

Then the former world number one will concentrate on the Masters at Augusta, where he will attempt to become only the sixth player in the game's history to complete the Grand Slam of winning all four Majors.

Speaking after his closing 71, McIlroy said most of the ingredients are in place for him to challenge for big prizes in the near future.

He said: "I'm still searching a little bit. There were signs that there's some good stuff in there.

"I think if anything I felt good with the putter this week after a change from the spider back to the blade which felt good.

"I was a little better off the tee as well, and my wedges were good.

"It's when I get into eight-iron down to four-iron, that's where I'm sort of struggling, and I struggled on the par-threes. I had some really loose shots and made three bogeys on the par-threes because of tee shots.

"I've still got a little bit of work to do, but if I can come to a World Golf Championship with the best players in the world and not feel like I'm my best and still contend, I guess that's a good sign."

McIlroy is 19.00 to win The Masters, while defending champion Dustin Johnson is available at 9.00 and Jon Rahm is 13.00.

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