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McIlroy prepares to come out firing in Augusta shoot-out

 

Rory McIlroy catches a ball from his caddie on the 13th hole during practice for the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. AP Photo/Charlie Riedel
Rory McIlroy catches a ball from his caddie on the 13th hole during practice for the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. AP Photo/Charlie Riedel
Vincent Hogan

Vincent Hogan

Rory McIlroy has vowed to attack from the start tomorrow as he goes after the career Grand Slam in Augusta.

McIlroy will tee it up alongside world No 3 Jon Rahm, and former champion Adam Scott, as he begins his tenth bid for Masters glory.

He hasn't genuinely contended for the green jacket since that famous back-nine meltdown in 2011 and believes the reason might be an instinct to pay the Augusta National course too much respect.

"Sometimes I feel like I've given this golf course a little too much respect. You plod away, make your pars and think you're doing okay," he said. "Then you look at the board and you might be seven or eight back."

McIlroy's opening rounds since starting with a 65 in 2011 have been 71, 72, 71, 71, 70 and 72.

"I think just being that little more aggressive and that little more efficient," he added. "There's scores out there. I just have to keep reminding myself of that."

Irish Independent

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