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McIlroy - I can still be world number one

18th September 2019, 14:55 by Tom Hill

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy says he can still end the year as world number one as he looks to add more trophies to his collection.

The world number two is set to play at the BMW PGA Championship this weekend, and he comes into the tournament in good form.

McIlroy won the Tour Championship before finishing second at the Omega European Masters. He will then play in more four more tournaments before the end of the campaign, and he can see himself at the top of the world rankings.

The 30-year-old has already won three tournaments this year, and the four-time major winner believes he can end the year as the world's No.1

He told Sky Sports: "I don't know if that's realistic, but it's definitely to get closer. I've got an opportunity over the next few weeks where there's a lot of World Ranking points in Japan and China and Dubai at the end of the year.

"So my goal is to get closer, just to try to keep progressing and get a couple more wins. I feel like I'm playing well enough. The most I've ever won in a season is five, so I'd love to at least equal that and try to better that.

"So yeah, it's just keep going and try not to let my foot off the pedal and finish the year the way I started it, on a very positive note. Then I can really enjoy the off-season, or whatever off-season we have in December and January, reset and go again."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

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