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Fri Apr 18 20:16:39 SAST 2014

McIlroy not setting targets

TEAMtalk Media | 31 August, 2012 12:350 Comments
The Barclays - Round Two
Rory McIlroy
Image by: Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images

Rory McIlroy insists he has no specific number of majors he would like to win, rather taking it one tournament at a time.

McIlroy claimed his second major title at the PGA Championship earlier this month to back up the US Open trophy he won last year, as he begins to really make his mark on the world of golf.

At just 23, McIlroy should have many years of play ahead of him and as such there are already suggestions that he could reach Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 major golf titles.

However, the man from Northern Ireland refuses to be drawn into such speculation.

"I never grew up chasing records or trying to put a certain number on it," he said.

"I've got my second major and I'm looking for my third. Hopefully it's not too long before I get my third, and then when I get my third, I want to get my fourth. That's the way I'm approaching it.

"I don't want to put any number on it because if I just throw a random number out there and I don't get to it, I don't want me to be disappointed with a career that's actually very good or everyone else to feel like I haven't lived up to expectations."

While his win at Kiawah Island put him back on top of the world rankings, he insists that the impact of a second major win has not been massive.

"Life since winning the second one hasn't changed at all," he said. "It felt much different than the first. It felt normal, felt like this is what I'm supposed to do, these are the tournaments that I'm supposed to win."

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