Happy Rory on hunt for Open glory… McIlroy insists missing the cut in Scotland has helped him ‘figure something out’ in his game
- Rory McIlroy says missing the cut in Scotland has given him more practice time
- McIlroy insists his previous failure at the Open in 2019 served as a ‘catalyst’
- McIlroy in the same group as American Patrick Reed at this years Open
Rory McIlroy insists his missed cuts at the Open two years ago and last weekend’s Scottish Open have not dampened his confidence of challenging for the Claret Jug over the coming days.
McIlroy, who is in a group with American Patrick Reed, says he has ‘figured out’ something in his game, adding that missing the cut in Scotland has given him more practice time here.
Asked about his previous Open flop he said: ‘If anything it was a catalyst to play some of my best golf.
Rory McIlroys says his previous failure at the Open inspired him to play some of his best golf
McIlroy is in the same group as American Patrick Reed at this years Open Championship
‘You never want to miss a cut but as they go, the Scottish Open wasn’t a bad one.
‘To be down here and get a few holes in on Saturday and Sunday felt like I got a bit of a head start, which feels good.
‘I feel like I figured something out on Sunday here, which has been really good.’
McIlroy missed the cut at the Scottish Open but says he used the extra time to his advantage