Rory McIlroy hopeful of & # 039; almost normal & # 039; Ryder Cup as qualification starts in Abu Dhabi

Posted by on January 20, 2021  /   Posted in golf reviews

Rory McIlroy hopes to improve his approach to play this year

Rory McIlroy has said he is hopeful that something attend the Ryder Cup in Wisconsin in September near a large crowd.

Qualification for the event, postponed from last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, starts this week at the Abu Dhabi Championship.

"I'm excited for the Ryder Cup," McIlroy told the European Tour website.

"I'm in a good place to create the [European] team, hopefully I won't have to think about it for a few months.

"Everyone involved made the right decision last year not to go through with it, it just wouldn't have been the spectacle the Ryder Cup should have been.

"Hopefully, with the way the vaccine is being rolled out, we will begin to see some light at the end of the tunnel with this pandemic.

“It may not be the full capacity a Ryder Cup usually is, but hopefully it will be very close to what a normal Ryder Cup is and I'm excited about that. "

McIlroy finished fifth at the Masters in November

McIlroy has finished second and third three times in the past eight years. the Abu Dhabi Championship and is determined to turn those close finishes to win.

Looking forward to the first event of 2021, and his first appearance in a European Tour event in more than a few years. over a year, the 31-year-old said he would "take the initiative" when he claims a victory.

"Historically, the first event of the season has always been a good one for me. ", he continued.

" I'm ready to go after the Christmas holidays, I've done some good exercises and you enter the new season with renewed optimism and a lot of goals. I think that translated into a good wave here.

"I think I got into battle here so many times and played some good last rounds, but just not good enough.

"I keep getting a twist and someone goes and I have a very good Sunday, but I have to take the initiative and have one of those really good Sundays myself to get across the border. "

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