Rory McIlroy on the reasons why he cannot win the Masters

“I probably get in my head a little too much around there at times"

by Sead Dedovic
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Rory McIlroy on the reasons why he cannot win the Masters
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Rory McIlroy is one of the greatest in the world of golf. It is incredible how much success the Northern Irishman has achieved in his career. However, what he wants most is to win the Masters. He has been unsuccessful in his goal for several years, but he never loses hope.

In an interview with the media, Rory confirmed what the main problem was. Namely, his huge desire to reach the trophy sometimes affects him and obviously creates a huge pressure on him. “I think sometimes because it’s the one I haven’t won, the only thing I think about that week is winning it, and that’s not the way to approach a golf tournament”.

- McIlroy said, as quoted by golfmonthly.com.

Rory McIlroy explains his problem

The Northern Irishman sometimes 'lives too much in his head' In such conditions, it is very difficult to give your best and show quality. The most important thing for him should obviously be to forget about the pressure and focus on success.

“I think sometimes at Augusta I’m too much of a leaderboard-watcher too early. So for example this year, Brooks [Koepka] got off to that really hot start, and he was on the eighth green on Friday morning, and I was on the first green.

And I think I was even par for the tournament, and I think Brooks had just birdied the eighth to go to 10 under for the tournament, so I’m already 10 shots back and I already feel like I need to chase and I need to do something”.

No one can guarantee you that you will win no matter what. Rory was just talking about it. Sometimes his mental state is fantastic, and sometimes he enters the tournament under pressure. “I probably get in my head a little too much around there at times. But there have been other times where I’ve handled it OK and I’ve had good results”.

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