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Rory McIlroy out to improve poor Irish Open record




Rory McIlroy is confident he can improve on his poor record in the Irish Open when he competes at this week’s event at the K Club in County Kildare.

World number three, McIlroy, has missed the cut at his home event for the last three years and has recorded just two top-10 finishes in nine attempts.

“My performances haven’t been what I’d want but it’s a tournament I would love to win one day,” said the 27-year-old.

“I feel like my game is in good enough shape to do that.”

The Northern Irishman, who is tournament host for the second year, recorded his best result in 2008, when he finished seventh in his first full year as a professional.

That came two years after he watched the final day of the 2006 Ryder Cup on the course as a 17-year-old spectator.
But, despite being frustrated at failing to turn good performances into a victory so far in 2016, McIlroy thinks he can contend for the title.

“The Irish Open always was, but even more so now, one of the most important weeks of the year for me,” said the four-time major winner.

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