Rory McIlroy: World number three aims for great triumphs in 2020

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Rory McIlroy finished 47th in Memphis after a final lap 67 on Sunday

Northern Ireland world number three Rory McIlroy says he has discovered a renewed focus on adding to his four majors during the coronavirus blockade.

While the Open Championship was canceled due to the pandemic, the US PGA Championship starts in Harding Park on Thursday with the US Open and the Masters in the fall.

"Those were the three, even in quarantine, that I was looking forward to. Once the schedule was established, it was those three events I wanted to prepare for," McIlroy said, 31, to The Guardian. external-link

"Everything was normal when we had a huge gap where I had time to think: & # 39; Okay, what are you looking forward to? after this break? & # 39;

"It's been a funny year … but from now until November I have three chances to add to my big count."

McIlroy's most recent big success came at the 2014 American PGA Championship, when he became the third player in history to win four majors at the age of 25.

Six years later, McIlroy indicated that the lockdown gave him time to reconsider his priorities within the golf.

"Because of all this years has happened, I've focused a little more on just these weeks to come, "he said.

McIlroy shot 67 his last round at the WGC-St Jude Invitational on Sunday, putting him in 47th place for the tournament inferior.

Justin Thomas's victory in Memphis meant that American McIlroy and Spaniard Jon Rahm would jump to the top of the world rankings on the way to the first major of the year.

The Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell shot a final round of 69 to finish in a draw for the 35th out of three.

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