McIlroy Confident Heading into USPGA

Rory McIlroy is looking forward to the USPGA and is confident he should be in the contenders for the final major of the season.

If McIlroy was to finish on top of the pack on Sunday then he will become the third youngest player to lift the major at a tender age of 21.

The conditions at Whistling Straits are likely to be testing on the golfers after the course has endured a fair bit of rain over the previous weeks. The young McIlroy will have to remain calm and composed to fend off some tough challengers which will include the world number one Tiger Woods.

“Sometimes it’s hard when you’re trying to get somewhere so fast and you don’t really want to slow down,” explained McIlroy.

At St Andrews last month McIlroy had been leading the event after a sensational round of 63 but struggled on the Friday by carding an 80 to fall down the leader board. He then continued to bounce back over the weekend and finished the tournament in tied third. If it hadn’t been for the miserable second round the McIlroy really could have challenged the South African winner.

He will be hoping for a similar start this weekend and that he can continue the form over the weekend and be challenging on the final day.

“I’ve probably never been more excited about a tournament than that one,” he continued.

“I gave myself the best possible chance and then I just found it very difficult – the conditions were tough and I just let the round get away from me a little bit

“To come back the way that I did gave me a lot of confidence. It wasn’t the result I was looking for obviously, but finishing third at St Andrews was a big boost for me.

“It made me realise that if I prepared properly and did the right things leading up to a tournament that I can give myself a really good chance.”