World No 1 Rory McIlroy is not too concerned about his final-round consistency after a tumble this past Sunday at the Charles Schwab Challenge.
McIlroy was only three shots behind the leader heading into final round at Colonial Country Club, but concluded with a disappointing 74 as he finished in T34.
It was the first time since September last year that the Northern Irishman hadn’t finished inside the top five of any event he featured in, which led to CBS lead analyst Nick Faldo suggesting McIlroy doesn’t have a backup plan for when things go south, given that he is in contention the majority of the time heading into a final round.
McIlroy, though, believes it’s about remaining as composed as he can throughout the week with no real relation to his performance in the final round of an event.
‘I don’t think it’s this thing,’ McIlroy said ahead of this week’s RBC Heritage.
‘I try to go out there every day and shoot the best score I can, and the best score I could shoot on Sunday was 74. Hopefully, tomorrow I go out and try my best and shoot something a bit lower than that. Just each day, just try to go out there and do your best.
‘You’re going out there trying to shoot a good score, and that’s about it. That’s what you try to do every day. Some days you play better than others. I remember everyone kept asking me about Fridays, six years ago in 2014, when I had bad Fridays. Jeez, a few Fridays in a row where I didn’t play well,’ added McIlroy.