The Northern Irishman admits he has been too cautious at majors this season, having seen an ideal likelihood to win this 12 months’s Masters slip away earlier than lacking the minimize on the 2018 U.S. Open.
However McIlroy has been in first rate kind on the British Open up to now this week and he carded a second consecutive 69 in spherical two at Carnoustie, which put him two photographs again from clubhouse chief Zach Johnson.
Had it not been for bogeys on the 12th and 15th, and if a number of close to misses for birdie had dropped, then McIlroy may have been sitting even prettier heading into the weekend.
And McIlroy is set to provide it his greatest shot it doesn’t matter what which means come Sunday.
“[I was] worrying an excessive amount of in regards to the outcome, not focusing as a lot on the method,” he mentioned.
“Sunday at Augusta was a giant studying curve once more for me as a result of, even when I hadn’t received that event, however I went down swinging and aggressive and committing to each shot, I’d have walked away lots happier.
“So, I am dedicated to creating positive, even when I do not play my greatest golf and do not shoot the scores I would like, I will go down swinging, and I will go down giving it my greatest.
“I feel that was it. Specializing in the outcomes an excessive amount of. The result’s simply the by-product of all of the little stuff you do to guide as much as that. I’ve generally forgotten that, and simply must get again in that mindset.”
It’s the fifth time that McIlroy has began a serious championship with a pair of scores within the 60s and he has gone on to win the previous three when he has completed so.
And McIlroy is satisfied that he can card a rating within the decrease 60s over the weekend.
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“I really feel like there may be low rounds in me. I felt very comfy on the market,” he added.
“I performed inside myself. I have never taken on an excessive amount of. It has felt, I do not need to say straightforward, however it’s felt comfy.
“If I can get on a run or get off to a quick begin within the subsequent couple of days, I do not see a ridiculously low rating on the market, however I undoubtedly see one thing like what Tommy [Fleetwood] shot, a 66 or a 65. I feel I am able to that.”