Rory ready for a break

26 August 2021 18:42:07 GMTPlus11
Rory McIlroy is feeling fatigued.

Worn-out Rory McIlroy reckons he is on auto-pilot at the moment after playing too much golf and is counting down the days until he can put his feet up.

The former world No.1 is in Caves Valley, Maryland this week for the BMW Championship, the second tournament in the FedEx Cup playoffs, where he is 26.00 to earn a second win of the season.

Eyes on a break

It's the date of the Ryder Cup which is the one etched on his mind. McIlroy will be part of a European team that face the United States at Whistling Straits next month and after that, win or lose, McIlroy will definitely be taking what he believes is a well-deserved and lengthy break.

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McIlroy is 28th in the FedEx Cup standings teeing it up at the BMW which means, barring disaster, he will have one more US PGA Tour event to compete in, next week's mega-money season-ending Tour Championship at East Lake featuring the top 30 in the rankings.

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First, though, is the BMW Championship, be the 20th event of the year for McIlroy who has had one win – at the Wells Fargo in May – but failed to make much of an impact in any of the majors.

And now he reckons he is almost going through the motions as mental and physical fatigue sets in at the end of a busy year.

"It's a lot of golf," he told RTE. "It's hard to feel fresh at this time in the season. It all just sort of catches up with you. I'm going day by day and just trying to get through it.

"I'm going to take time off after the Ryder Cup, and that'll be nice. I've played more than I probably should have and feel like it's all caught up with me."

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