McIlroy relaxed over length of Major drought

"It's great to be back", said the 29-year-old, who won the Claret Jug in 2014.

Entering the year having not played any major since the end of 2015 and the start of three back surgeries, Woods has been feeling better as 2018 has gone on. He has three top-5 finishes and five in the top 12 but has finished within 5 strokes of the victor just once - his runner-up finish to Paul Casey at the Valspar Championship. Two-time U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka hadn't even started playing in the States.

Eleven years ago, McIlroy never would have troubled himself with such trivial questions about his legacy. The winning score in 1999 was 6 over, and eventual victor Paul Lawrie shot exactly one score better than 73. Beyond the accuracy issues, the main concern this week will be on the putting greens where An continues to struggle this season. He is a lovely ball-striker, which is what you need around here.

"But either side of the fairway there are five to 10 yards where the rough is not too bad".

"The first instinct he has is get up on a tee box and pull a driver out of the bag, not think about the trouble or think about anything", McIlroy said. But Rose has lagged behind the leaders at The Open, joining Johnson in 54th place a year ago.

One of those missed cuts came at last month's US Open and the world number six said: "I got very technical and into making everything ideal". Dustin Johnson, the No 1 player in the world, figures he'll hit driver about half the time on the 15 holes that are not par-threes. A certain shot you think is a wonderful shot down the middle of the fairway could bounce some weird way.

You will see me mention the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in my playbook.

"I remember that moment of crying in my mother's arms; of course I do", the 38-year-old told the Telegraph.

McIlroy warned against going in with one set game plan for the week, though.

He has been heavily involved in the Ryder Cup going to France for the first time in September, and in 2012 became an ambassador for Unicef, using golf to raise funds for initiatives mainly in poverty-stricken Madagascar. "There is not one player that has a game plan on a Wednesday night and is going to stick to it for the whole 72 holes". "It's a challenge to find out just how far it's going to go, especially down breeze". This is a tournament on the European tour is played over three Scottish courses including Carnoustie. Had he hit a driver, he would have risked the ball rolling into the water (known as the Barry Burn) that fronts the green. It's where I feel like I can 100 percent be myself and express myself.

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Who doesn't love a Major Week?!?

Fleetwood, 27, missed an eight-foot birdie putt on his 72nd hole at Shinnecock Hills in June, eventually losing by one shot.

"One shot is a quarter of a shot a round so it's not that much", he said. I feel good, I feel close.

Cameron Davis has been watching re-runs of The Open for the past couple of weeks.

This seaside town has hosted seven Open Championships.

Woods has said that it has been wonderful to see how Carnoustie, the course of this year's open, hasn't changed during his career and added that he has missed playing and competing at the oldest major championship in golf.

Woods has not won a major since the 2008 US Open and although he has the links golf experience, it would be a remarkable story were he to win.

Next month, Thomas defends his PGA Championship title at Bellerive. I don't think he went out to physically intimidate people, unless he felt he had to, and there were not many who could hold a candle to him, but he was doing his job and that was not just... "There's many players who drive the ball comparable and have certainly eaten into that advantage".

Thursday's early starters are likely to have the better of the conditions, with sunshine and light winds forecast. The breeze freshens in the afternoon, getting up to around 20-25mph.

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