McIlroy eyes 2015 Masters tilt

Rory McIlroyRory McIlroy insists he still wants to improve a number of aspects of his game as he targets next year’s Masters (McIlroy 9/2 favourite – Outright Winner).

The 25-year-old has enjoyed the best year of his life as a professional, with two major victories under his belt en route to the top of the world rankings.

He has also secured a plethora of top-10 finishes, while also claiming a World Golf Championship title and the European Tour’s flagship event – the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

But the four-time major winner is refusing to rest on his laurels and feels there are a few things he can tweak to give himself an even better chance of glory.

“One of the golf ones this year was to be in the top 40 players at strokes gained from putting,” he said. “Scrambling was another thing I wanted to be higher up the rankings in.

“I didn’t quite make that top 40 but I definitely improved from last year. The point is those little goals will help you win all these tournaments.”

McIlroy is currently in Bermuda preparing for the two-day, 36-hole Grand Slam of Golf that pits the four major winners from the year against each other (McIlroy 6/5 favourite – Tournament Outright).

Martin Kaymer, Bubba Watson and Jim Furyk make up the field, with the latter a stand-in as McIlroy won two majors this year.

And, while admitting that Augusta is very much on his mind, McIlroy has made it clear that it the process of achieving his goals that is just as important as a first Green Jacket.

“It’s not just ‘I want to win the Masters’. Of course I want to win the Masters,” he added. “But I want to do things the right way that will give me the chance to do that.”

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