McIlroy’s last chance saloon

Rory McIlroy has just one chance left to get that all-important win before the Masters at this week's WGC – Dell Match Play.

The Northern Irishman is winless in 2016 and after having come close on two occasions with T3's, now he has just one more opportunity to get a confidence boosting victory before the first major of the year. 

The Augusta event is the last piece of the career Grand Slam puzzle for McIlroy, so arriving in top form is key.

"I feel like I'm close," the four-time major winner told AFP.

"I haven't had the confidence of getting a win this year, but I feel like it's close. And this would obviously be a great week to get that win or, at least, get close to that win, if I can get a few really good matches under my belt and progress to the weekend and play some good golf, I feel that's all I need confidence-wise going into Augusta.

"I've been saying all along since the start of the year, I'd love to win before Augusta and this is my last chance to do that.

"And seeing the guys that have won…everyone is running in good form. And they're all good champions, a few of them are Masters champions.

"Everyone is playing well, and that's really what you want to do. You want your game rounding into form and playing to the best of your abilities this time of year."

McIlroy is coming off a chequered tournament at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, carding 75, 67, 75, 65 to finish T27 on Sunday.