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McIlroy considers changes for Masters 2020

15th April 2019, 17:52 by Gareth Freeman

Rory McIlroy is already looking ahead to next year's Masters after failing to mount a serious challenge at Augusta over the weekend.

The Northern Irishman went into the event as the pre-tournament favourite but his first three rounds of 73, 71 and 71 left him with too much to do on Sunday.

McIlroy did manage a final round of 68 to finish in a tie for 18th on -5, and he says he may play in an event in the week before the Masters next year as he seeks to land the one major title missing from his collection.

"If anything I just wasn't quite as sharp as I have been in previous weeks," he said, as reported by The Express. "I played quite a bit leading up to this, but obviously took the week off last week.

"It's not that I didn't play or practice, and I was trying to get myself reoady, but I think I realised over the past couple of years the best way for me personally to get ready for tournaments is play the week before, usually.

"I'd probably play match play, maybe play match play, San Antonio and here, yeah, yeah. Three in a row has actually been okay for me at times, as well."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Gareth Freeman is an experienced journalist who can offer in-depth knowledge on a host of sports, especially football, tennis, snooker and basketball.

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