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McIlroy - I will 'reassess' major approach

25th July 2019, 09:20 by Tom McGarry

Rory McIlroy says he will "reassess" his approach to majors after he failed to make the cut at last week's Open Championship.

There had been a great deal of expectation surrounding McIlory with this year's Open taking place at Royal Portrush in his native Northern Ireland, but an eight-over par opening round of 79 all but ended his hopes of making the cut.

The 30-year-old did produce an improved round of 65 on day two, but he ultimately missed the cut by a shot and it means his wait to secure a fifth major title will move into a sixth year.

McIlroy has claimed two top-10 finishes in majors this year at the US Open and PGA Championship, but he admits he will have to re-evaluate how he approaches the big four tournaments going forward.

"I almost tried to downplay the majors this year," McIlroy admitted. "You need to have a certain mindset, you need to prepare differently.

"I tried a sort of different strategy this year, it didn't quite work for me. I just have to reassess that going forward."

The world number three's form away from majors has been impressive this season, as he has won twice on the PGA Tour and he will be looking to claim a third title at this week's WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational in Memphis.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom McGarry completed his sports journalist degree in 2011,and has since has become an integral part of the editorial and audio team. He is passionate about all things sport, particularly football, and is a lifelong supporter of his hometown club Carlisle United.

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