Mcil­roy hun­gry to im­prove

Lesotho Times - - Sport -

LON­DON — The form shown by Jor­dan Spi­eth and Ja­son Day this sea­son has given Rory Mcil­roy( pic­tured) the hunger to im­prove his golf game and make up for a “lost year”.

Four-times ma­jor win­ner Mcil­roy has dropped from first to third in the world be­hind num­ber two Day and the top-ranked Spi­eth.

Spi­eth and Day have both pulled off a string of vic­to­ries this year, with the Amer­i­can land­ing the Masters, US Open and Fedexcup play­off crowns and the Aus­tralian win­ning the PGA Cham­pi­onship.

“It’s mo­ti­vat­ing to see what th­ese guys are do­ing. You want to go out and work harder; you want to hit more balls and try to keep get­ting bet­ter. It has def­i­nitely given me that sense of hunger again.”

The 26-year-old North­ern Ir­ish­man rup­tured an­kle lig­a­ments in July play­ing a friendly game of foot­ball with his friends.

The in­jury meant he missed the Bri­tish Open at St An­drews and led Mcil­roy to de­scribe 2015 as a “lost year”.

“I only missed one ma­jor but it was prob­a­bly the big­gest one you could miss,” he said. “I, for sure, won’t be play­ing any foot­ball in the mid­dle of the sea­son again.

“I’ll still want to play foot­ball in the off­sea­son and en­joy my time with my friends as that’s what we all do but maybe be a lit­tle more care­ful in the mid­dle of the golf sea­son.” — Reuters

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