WATCH: Rory McIlroy Targeting Career Grand Slam At The Masters

Rory McIlroy Targeting Career Grand Slam At The Masters

Rory McIlroy attempts to complete the career grand slam at Augusta in two weeks

WATCH: Rory McIlroy Targeting Career Grand Slam At The Masters

Rory McIlroy heads into this year's Masters looking to wrap up a career grand slam in his fourth attempt.

Here, the four-time major winner speaks about why he's excited for Augusta in two weeks:

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"Anytime you get a win is very satisfying, but to do in that style, with that leaderboard, at that golf course, in the position that I've been in the past year or so. I guess it was validation of all the work I put in in the off season.

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"I've been telling everyone for a while that my game is close and I just hadn't quite been able to translate what I've been seeing in practice into tournament play. Thankfuly last week it all came together for me, just at the right time as well I guess.

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"This will be the fourth time that I go back to Augusta and try to complete the career grand slam, which is a great position to be in. I relish the opportunity. If I'm able to do it one day I'll go down in one of the most elite clubs ever, not just in golf but probably in sport.

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"I know that it's an important tournament for me. I love The Masters, I love Augusta, I love spending time there, I love playing the golf course. It's the one golf course I'd play for the rest of my life and be very happy not to play anywhere else.

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"So I love it, I love the place, I love everything about it. I haven't won there quite yet quite yet but I feel with how my game is and where my mind is at - I think it won't be too long."

Watch the video at the top of the page for the full interview.

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Elliott Heath
News Editor

Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. 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: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV