Rory McIlroy says he will take an aggressive approach on the greens when he tries to win the Wells Fargo Championship for a second time.
The world number one fell short of his usual high standards on the putting surface at the Players Championship last week, as he finished in eighth place for what is deemed as the ‘fifth major’ on the circuit with Rickie Fowler going on to claim the spoils in Florida.
McIlroy has now turned his attentions to Quail Hollow, where the four-time major winner has an impressive record in recent times.
With four top-10 finishes from his last five appearances, McIlroy is the firm favourite to claim the Wells Fargo Championship title, and the Northern Irishman is looking forward to attacking the greens at this week as he goes in search of his 11th PGA Tour title.
The 26-year-old was quoted by Sky Sports, saying: “I’m really happy with where everything is from tee to green.
“So more of the same with that and just hole a few more putts.
“I felt the ones that had a chance (at Sawgrass) weren’t quite rolling past the hole, they were just getting to the hole and sort of dying away. I was maybe just hitting putts a little too soft at times.
“I’ll try to get the speed a bit better and be a bit more aggressive on the greens and hopefully that will make a difference.”
McIlroy is 4.33 to win the tournament at at Quail Hollow this week.