By Andrew Both
AUGUSTA, Ga. (Reuters) – Rory McIlroy says he’s studying extra about his swing together with his new teacher so he can determine and fix issues on his personal throughout rounds.
Ten years after squandering the 54-hole lead at the Masters, and with a number of different probabilities having gone begging, McIlroy is again at Augusta National for the solely main he has but to win.
In gentle of some latest inconsistent type, official questions are swirling round about whether or not his recreation is kind of at the degree wanted to contend for a Green Jacket on Sunday.
The Northern Irishman just lately turned to revered English teacher Pete Cowen in a bid to discover his method again to the high.
“He’s got a lot of knowledge and a lot of wisdom … That’s the reason I brought him in,” McIlroy mentioned of Cowen.
“It’s basically just about trying to understand the body movements a little bit more and sort of understanding why certain shots happen and how to fix those on the fly.”
McIlroy disputed a suggestion he was turning into too slowed down with technical ideas, stating that it was in reality fairly the reverse and that he has simplified issues.
“When you don’t understand why you’re hitting certain shots, you can become lost and you can start to think of all sorts of stuff,” he mentioned.
“I felt like every time I was going to the range, I was trying something different.”
At the age of 31, McIlroy can not assume he’ll get heaps extra probabilities to win the Masters, although it is finest to keep away from fascinated by that lest it exert much more inside strain.
It will not be simple with the likes of Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Thomas and defending champion Dustin Johnson to deal with, however no person doubts that McIlroy at his finest can beat anybody come Sunday. He simply has to string 72 holes collectively.
“I’ve played a bunch of really good rounds on this golf course before, but just not four in a row,” he mentioned.
“That’s the challenge for me and, if I can do that and get my head in the right place and feel like my game’s where it needs to be, then I’ve no doubt that I can put it all together.”
(Reporting by Andrew Both; Editing by Ken Ferris)