Rory McIlroy shows that he has tremendous quality, but he fails to reach the trophy he so desperately needs. The FedEx St Jude Championship was another confirmation of how good a player the Northern Irishman is. Rory missed a playoff by just one after a final-round 65.
However, Cantlay was more focused and calm and made it to the playoffs. Lucas Glover surprised everyone and achieved another important victory. After the tournament, Rory spoke about his impressions of the tournament. McIlroy believes that he could have done more, but in any case, this result can cause optimism in him.
“I guess sort of it feels like a week of what could have been. Everyone in this field could think about the shots that they could have saved over the course of the four days, but I just think with how good my game has felt from tee to green, I could have maybe taken more advantage of that over the last few days.
But still, it's another really solid tournament. If anything it's just another block in the wall in terms of building the confidence, and from where my confidence was at the PGA Championship in May to where it is now, it's completely different”.
- the Northern Irishmen said, as quoted by golfmonthly.com
Rory McIlroy is optimistic
Rory McIlroy is a player who is under enormous pressure year after year, especially when we talk about the Majors. However, he successfully copes with it, and shows that he is a calm golfer who is focused on himself and his success.
He wants to transfer this kind of momentum to the next tournaments. “My game is in really good shape,” he continued. “I think tee to green, this is just a continuation of what I've been seeing over the past couple of months.
Ever since the PGA Championship all the way through to here, ball-striking-wise tee to green it's been really good. I started to hole a few more putts on the weekend here and got myself up the leaderboard.”.
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