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Rory McIlroy reveals what’s holding him again on the Masters

Solely 5 gamers have gained the trendy profession grand slam: Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Gary Participant, Ben Hogan and Gene Sarazen. That’s it. Of the 1000’s of golfers who’ve ever teed it up in a males’s main, these 5 gamers are the usual.

Loads of completed golfers have come near becoming a member of them. Tom Watson, winner of eight main titles, has gained all however the PGA Championship. Likewise for Arnold Palmer. Lee Trevino gained six majors, however with out the inexperienced jacket, he comes up one title in need of the grand slam. And with out the U.S. Open to his credit score, Phil Mickelson’s grand slam resume can be missing only one main title.

Within the present period of golf, you possibly can add Rory McIlroy’s identify to that listing. He’s triumphed at three of the 4 majors up to now (PGA Championship, U.S. Open and Open Championship), however a win at Augusta Nationwide has eluded him. He’s come shut earlier than, with seven high 10s at Augusta Nationwide to his credit score, however after 15 journeys down Magnolia Lane, his trophy room remains to be missing one biggie.

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“I believe typically as a result of it’s the one I haven’t gained, the one factor I take into consideration that week is profitable it,” McIlroy stated on a current look on GOLF’s Subpar. “And that’s not the way in which to strategy a golf match.”

Again in 2011, earlier than McIlroy had gained any main championships, he entered the again 9 at Augusta Nationwide on Sunday with the lead. However after two bogeys, a double and a triple on the inward half, he completed a distant ten photographs behind eventual winner Charl Schwartzel. Ever since that day, the demons on the Masters have solely turn out to be tougher to shake.

“I believe typically at Augusta I’m an excessive amount of of a leaderboard-watcher too early,” McIlroy stated. “So for instance this yr, Brooks [Koepka] obtained off to that actually scorching begin, and he was on the eighth inexperienced on Friday morning, and I used to be on the first inexperienced. And I believe I used to be even par for the match, and I believe Brooks had simply birdied the eighth to go to 10 below for the match, so I’m already 10 photographs again and I already really feel like I have to chase and I have to do one thing.”

In most tournaments, McIlroy doesn’t concern himself with the leaderboard and everybody else within the discipline too early. He merely performs his sport, makes some birdies and tries to get into competition going into the closing stretch. However on the Masters, that’s not all the time the case.

“I most likely get in my head a little bit an excessive amount of round there at occasions,” McIlroy stated. “However there have been different occasions the place I’ve dealt with it okay and I’ve had good outcomes.”

Try the whole episode beneath.

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Zephyr Melton is an assistant editor for the place he spends his days running a blog, producing and modifying. Previous to becoming a member of the staff at GOLF, he attended the College of Texas adopted by stops with the Texas Golf Affiliation, Workforce USA, the Inexperienced Bay Packers and the PGA Tour. He assists on all issues instruction and covers newbie and ladies’s golf. He will be reached at



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