Rory McIlroy says The Open at Royal Portrush gives him with a ‘as soon as in a lifetime’ alternative.
The event will get underway in Northern Ireland on July 18 on the course the place McIlroy set the document in 2005 with a spherical of 61. He says it gives him with an important alternative to win the Claret Jug for the second time having gained at Royal Liverpool in 2014.
“It might be a once in a lifetime opportunity, I don’t know,” he instructed Sky Sports activities Information.
“I’m sort of treating it like a once in a lifetime opportunity but I still have to enjoy it. I can’t put so much pressure on myself. I’ve made that mistake before at tournaments and it hasn’t quite worked out for me.”
“I want to enjoy the experience and take it in as well, not have my blinkers on the whole time, look to the right of me, look to the left of me, see all these fans, see all these people who have come out to support me and if I’m able to play some good golf that I have been doing all year and give myself a chance.”
“Sometimes in Irish Opens that support has been a bit of burden on me but I feel like I have learned to use that energy in the right way and that’s what I’ll need to do next week.”
McIlroy performed a key position in serving to Royal Portrush stage The Open for the primary time since 1951 and is hoping it may well change into an everyday venue.
“It’s been 68 years since Open Championships going to Portrush, it might be another 68 years until we get it again, who knows, hopefully not, hopefully, it’s a huge success and it becomes part of The Open rota.”