10th March 2018

Rory McIlroy talks up The Masters 2018

By odds24

Rory McIlroy already has four Major titles to his name, having won an Open Championship, a US Open and two USPGA Championships.

You don’t need to hole every 15-footer that you look at, you need to be efficient, just not be wasteful.

However, an The Masters at Augusta triumph has so far eluded him, with McIlroy having let slip a four-shot lead going into the final round in 2011.

Rory McIlroy talks up The Masters 2018His finishes in recent attempts have all been decent, with Rory McIlroy a top-tenner in each of the last four years without being able to go on and claim the famous Green Jacket.

And, despite not claiming a tournament win at all since September 2016, McIlroy is in a positive frame of mind as the build-up to the Masters switches into gear.

He told BBC Sport NI: “At Augusta you don’t need to putt great, you need to not waste any shots – no three putts, hole everything inside five feet.

“You don’t need to hole every 15-footer that you look at, you need to be efficient, just not be wasteful.

“Speed is important and lag putting, they are big keys, and I feel like I’ve started to get lot better at that, especially there because there is a lot of break and a lot of different slopes.

“I have had three top-10s in the last three years and played well, but just not played well enough.”

McIlroy can be backed at 8/1 to win the Masters this year, with Justin Thomas available at 14/1 and current world number one Dustin Johnson 7/1.

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The 2018 Masters Tournament will be the 82nd edition of the Masters Tournament and the first of golf’s four major championships to be held in 2018. It is scheduled for April 5–8 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. The Masters has the smallest field of the four major championships.

US Masters Winners since 2010:

United States Mickelson, Phil
 2011 South Africa Schwartzel, Charl
United States Watson, Bubba
Australia Scott, Adam
United States Watson, Bubba
United States
Spieth, Jordan
England Willett, Danny
Spain García, Sergio