Rory McIlroy says he is confident he can close the gap between himself and the world number one Brooks Koepka between now and the end of the season.
McIlroy has had a fine season, and is currently the number two in the world, but avereaging three points per event less than the American.
However, he believes he is playing well enough to make this is mst successful ever season, and hopes that will be enough to regin in Koepka a little ahead of next year.
“I’ve got an opportunity over the next few weeks where there’s a lot of world ranking points so my goal is to get closer, just to try to keep progressing, get a couple more wins,” McIlroy said ahead of the BMW PGA Championship.
“I feel like I’m playing well enough. The most I’ve ever won in a season is five [in 2012].
“I’d love to at least equal that and try to better that.
“I’ll try not to let my foot off the pedal and finish the year the way I started it on a very positive note.
“Then I can really enjoy the off-season, or whatever off-season we have, December, January, and reset and go again.”
Scotland’s Connor Syme and Englishman Matthew Jordan were also part of the successful quintet.
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Close House Golf Club, near Newcastle, will host the British Masters on July 22.
The event was last staged in 2002.
The tournament at Close House, scheduled to start on July 30, is set to be the first European Tour event since the coronavirus crisis halted action.
The world number one believes it would be the ‘right call’ to push the event back to 2021.
The exhibition match, against Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady, raised 20 million dollars.
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