Rory McIlroy won't seek Jack's Masters tips

2016 03 Rory
• Rory McIlroy won't seek Jack Nicklaus' advice before the Masters
• "I know what I need to do to win at Augusta," said McIlroy
• The 26-year-old has changed putting grip ahead of WGC event


Rory McIlroy says he does not need to seek advice from six-time Masters winner Jack Nicklaus as he prepares, once again, to achieve a career Grand Slam when he tees it up at Augusta in five weeks’ time.

The 26-year-old recorded his best finish at the tournament last year – T4 and six shots behind winner Jordan Spieth – and has improved year-on-year since his back nine catastrophe in 2011, where he blew a four-shot 54-hole lead to card a final round 80 and end up T15.
"I know what I need to do to win at Augusta" - Rory McIlroy

“I don’t feel like anyone needs to tell me how to play the golf course,” said McIlroy ahead of the WGC-Cadillac Championship. “I feel like I've been there enough to know that. I know what I need to do to win at Augusta. I know what the game plan is.

“Obviously no disrespect to Jack and his six green jackets. I feel like I know myself what I need to do, and it's just executing that game plan that week and hitting the right shots at the right time. So yeah, but I mean, you know, if he was to offer it to me, obviously I would listen, but I would never go and seek it out.”


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McIlroy also revealed through a video on his Instagram account that he has altered his putting grip ahead of this week’s event at Trump Doral.

“It's a drill that I've been doing for a while because I feel like my left hand sort of controls my putting stroke and that's the lead hand for me, and I felt like over the past few weeks, my right hand was becoming a little bit too dominant.

“Practiced over the weekend just with left below right and it felt really, really good. I'm going to give it a try this week and see where we go with it. But it felt really, really good. Roll of the ball is really good. The contact is much better, and it really just takes my right hand out of it.”

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