McIlroy On Major Drought - "It Doesn't Keep Me Up At Night"

The World No.3 has gone six years without winning a Major

McIlroy On Major Drought
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The World No.3 has gone six years without winning a Major

McIlroy On Major Drought - "It Doesn't Keep Me Up At Night"

Rory McIlroy begins his quest for a fifth Major title this week at the PGA Championship.

The World No.3, incredibly, hasn't won a Major in six years since he picked up his second Wanamaker Trophy at Valhalla in 2014.

McIlroy has had ten top-10s since then but has seen rivals live Brooks Koepka and Jordan Spieth both win at least three Majors in that period.

Rory will likely be putting himself under pressure to add to his Major tally, although he says "it doesn't keep me up at night."

"It doesn't keep me up at night and I don't think about it every day, but when I play these Major championships, it's something that I'm obviously reminded of," he said.

"Yeah, look, I would have liked to have won a couple more Majors in that time frame, and I feel like I've had a couple of decent chance to see do so and I just haven't got the job done.

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"But the good thing is we have at least three opportunities this year, and then hopefully if things normalise going forward, four opportunities.

McIlroy's last Major came at the 2014 PGA Championship

"So we're playing seven Major championships in the next 12 months basically.

"I've got plenty of opportunities coming my way.

"I think everyone that stands up here wishes they would have won more and would have played better and all that stuff and I've given myself chances, I just haven't been able to capitalise on them."

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Brooks Koepka defends the PGA Championship this week at TPC Harding Park, where he could become the first man since Walter Hagen in 1927 to win three consecutive Wanamaker Trophies.

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Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x