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McIlroy focussing on his focus, not 18 majors. Admits he "didn't sleep very well" before final round

McIlroy focussing on his focus, not 18 majors. Admits he "didn't sleep very well" before final round

So what now Rory? Tiger's record of 14? Jack's 18?  "No. I never thought about it. It's never been a goal, it's never been a target of mine," Rory McIlroy said of Nicklaus' tally of 18 major titles in a phone interview with Newstalk in Dublin. "I've alway said, when I won my first major, I  was just trying to focus on my second. And when I won my second, I just wanted to win my third.

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Harrington sees McIlroy capable of winning 18 majors: "Time appears to have caught up with Tiger Woods and we just wouldn’t have foreseen that a few years ago"

Harrington sees McIlroy capable of winning 18 majors: "Time appears to have caught up with Tiger Woods and we just wouldn’t have foreseen that a few years ago"

Rory McIlroy can match Jack Nicklaus’ haul of 18 major but Pádraig Harrington has warned the new Open champion that he must strike while the iron is hot and take advantage of his best years.

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"I had to silence a few doubters about how I could play links golf"

"I had to silence a few doubters about how I could play links golf"

Rory McIlroy confessed that he feared that The Open would always be the hardest major to win. But all those fears melted away as he tapped in for victory and raised the Claret Jug to the heavens at Royal Liverpool on Sunday to tick the third leg of the career Grand Slam off his list.

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