HIS MASTERS CHOICE
RORY McIlroy reckons moving the Masters to November could be just “what I need” to complete the career Grand Slam.
The Northern Irishman, 30, admitted the hype surrounding him every time he turns up for the first Major of the year also cranks up the pressure.
With two USPGA titles, The Open and the US Open in the bag, McIlroy has already launched five unsuccessful bids to become only the sixth player to win all four Majors.
He has finished outside the top ten only once in the last six Masters, proving he has the game to tame Augusta — which he also showed when scorching into a four-shot lead after 54 holes in 2011, before collapsing to a final round 80.
But with the Masters now scheduled as the final Major of the year after coronavirus wrecked the schedule, the world No 1 clearly fancies his chances of finally pulling on a Green Jacket.
He said: “I feel like there’s anticipation going to Augusta as the first big event of the year. There’s all this hype.
“I don’t think it’ll feel like that this year, I think it’ll feel a little bit different, which I’m looking forward to.
“It’s going to be a different Masters and personally, selfishly, maybe that’s what I need.”