Rory McIlroy: World number one predicts big win in 2020

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Rory McIlroy is looking for a first big win since he won a second USPGA title six years ago

A confident Rory McIlroy says he expects to reach his most important record this year at least five while preparing for the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

The number one in the world from Northern Ireland has not tasted in the majors since 2014.

"I remember having had that chat at the end of 2013, I predicted that I would win two and I went on to do that," McIlroy told BBC Sport NI.

"So I predict that I will win at least one."

He added: "I think the game has changed a lot since then, many new golfers have appeared on the scene – Brooks Koepka has won four, Jordan Speith has won three, many new boys, new blood and new competition.

"But the fact that I still give myself a chance a week in a week, it playing some of the best golf of my career gives me a lot of confidence this season. "

Early Success

The 30-year-old opened his main account by winning the US Open 2011 with a record score before winning the USPGA title a year later.

Both the Open Championship as a second USPGA victory came in 2014 with the Masters needed to become the sixth player to complete a Grand Slam career.

McIlroy, who entered the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill 2018 won, returned to first place in the world for the first time in five years last month.

"I hope I don't win If I win another, I'll win a few more. It has been long enough, five and a half years since I won a major, "he added.

All of Rory's smiles while playing a practice round on Bay Hill on Wednesday

"It seems a long time ago and a lot has happened since then, but I know how to do it, I've done it before and I know how to get it for each other.

"Even since those big years or days of profit, I have defeated the best fields in golf. I have since won two FedEx Cups, I have won a Players Championship, I have won this tournament on Bay Hill.

"I've done a lot of great things in golf, so it's just a matter of doing it in the right weeks."

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