Rory McIlroy to target majors in 2017


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Rory McIlroy says he will look to tailor his form around the majors, as he looks to return to the top of the game in 2017.

The Northern Irishman has struggled for consistency this year and his form woes were perhaps exposed in the sport’s biggest events, as despite top ten finishes at both the Masters and the Open Championship, he missed the cut at the US Open and US PGA Championship.

It means it is now over two years since he claimed his last major title at the US PGA, a success that took his major tally to four.

An ankle injury meant he missed his Open defence in 2015 and having had to manage his schedule ever since, has struggled to find his rhythm.

However, with him now back to full fitness, the 27-year-old is as determined as ever to succeed.

McIlory admits he has been far from satisfied with his efforts in the majors over the last 12 months and has vowed to do all he can to ensure he is ready to add to his tally.

“Next season I just need to make sure the majors match up to what I am doing outside of them,” said McIlroy.

“My major championship performances haven’t been what I wanted, but if you take the majors away I feel like I have played pretty well and had a good season.

“I’m excited going into next year and definitely feel like I made a lot of progress.”

McIlroy is 9.00 to win the 2017 Masters, while he is 8.50 to claim the US Open and 10.00 for glory at the Open Championship.

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