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McIlroy upbeat after Arnold Palmer

11th March 2019, 16:51 by Daniel McCarthy

Rory McIlroy says he will take the positives from the Arnold Palmer Invitational, despite falling out of contention on the final day.

McIlroy entered the final round at Bay Hill one shot off the lead in the final group but could only card a level-par 72 to eventually finish four shots behind winner Francesco Molinari.

The Northern Irishman, who has won four major championships in his career, was looking to defend his title but continued his sticky run of form when it matters most, having failed to win in any of his last nine attempts.

However, McIlroy is not looking to be too negative, and insists he is playing well due to his regular appearances near the top of the leaderboard.

He said: "I'm playing well, I'm getting myself into contention every week, continue to do that, going into next week, that's the great thing about golf, you don't have to wait too long to get back on the horse.

"So, no, I'm happy with everything, I just think today I could have played the par 5s better, but really apart from that it was an unbelievable round from Francesco to shoot what he did."

He added: "I would have needed to go out there to shoot 67 to better him, which would have been one of the best scores of the day, and anything under 70 out there this afternoon was a great score."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Daniel McCarthy is a reporter who is very knowledgeable about football at all levels, and a keen Leeds United fan. He also follows darts, snooker, motorsport, and rugby league.

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