Rory McIlroy is hoping history can repeat itself as he looks to boost his chances of claiming FedExCup glory by winning this week’s Dell Technologies Championship.
The Northern Irishman has not claimed a win on the PGA Tour since he triumphed in last year’s Tour Championship, a victory that also sealed him overall FedEx Cup glory.
The 28-year-old was also victorious at TPC Boston last year, a win that kick-started his FedExCup challenge and he is hoping history can repeat itself when he takes to the course in Massachusetts this week.
“I sort of find myself in a similar position this week as I was last year, needing a good week to sort of kick-start the next few weeks,” McIlroy said.
“Hopefully I can find that little spark that I found last year and go on and play well from here until the Tour Championship.”
McIlroy has not gone an entire calendar year without winning a tournament since his maiden season as a professional in 2008 and he is hoping to avoid a repeat of that by winning at least one of his remaining four events of 2017.
“I’d hate to think that I’ll end this year without a win,” McIlroy added. I’ve got four tournaments left, really, until I can hopefully make that happen.
“It would be nice to get a win before I shut it down for a while. I feel like I’m capable.”
The four-time major winner is priced at 15.00 to end his wait for a title during this week’s event at TPC Boston, while he is available at 23.00 to be leading the tournament after the first round.