Rory McIlroy off to solid start at Quail Hollow

Rory Mc Ilroy is a two-time champion at Quail Hollow

"That was a new lob wedge that I put in the bag this week, I think the new grooves helped me there a little bit, just got a bit more spin on it than the lob wedge I was using".

I posited yesterday that McIlroy employed a poor choice of words, and that he didn't mean he doesn't care about 50% of golf's major championships. It is the biggest tournament in the world. Under the pressure of Sunday trying to chase Patrick down, it just never quite clicked for me. And I thought Patrick (Reed) did a fantastic job on Sunday holding it together because he didn't have his best stuff.

McIlroy was making his first appearance since his lacklustre final-round 76 at the Masters. "It fits my eye".

Rory McIlroy has always been one of the most candid players on Tour, but he took time on Thursday to clarify what he said the day before about the US and British Opens.

McIlroy is trying to join the elite company of Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods as the only golfers with titles in all four majors. "And I'm comfortable saying that. I said "OK" and once I got back in my sort of routine, I was fine", McIlroy said ahead of this week's Wells Fargo Championship, which he won in 2010 and 2015. It is the biggest golf tournament in the world.

Formula One announced Wednesday it wants to stage a street race in Miami starting in 2019 and the city commission has scheduled a vote next week on a proposal to formalize plans for a 10-year deal. It was the best round of the day in team play, the only official tournament on the PGA Tour to utilize the unique format.

"I was trying to immerse myself in anything but golf at that moment".

McIlroy spoke of his gloom post-Augusta, as wine and self-help books became a crutch in the following days. It was in the still times.

The Ulsterman was errant off the tee for much of the day, finding just 29% of his fairways, but he performed well with his irons finding 77% of the greens. It's one of those golf courses that sets up well for me.

He spoke of his disappointment from Augusta and how the bad shots have been plaguing him to the point where he's had to go and see daylight.

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