Rory McIlroy has vowed to bounce back from his first missed cut as a pro with a top show in Australia.

The Holywood ace, 18, tees it up in the Mastercard Masters at Huntingdale in Melbourne determined to make up for last week's failure in Hong Kong.

Two years ago, McIlroy made his first cut in a professional event in the Mastercard alongside pal Ollie Fisher .

And he hopes the same routine will pay off this week, explaining; "It’s nice coming back to Melbourne and it’s great also that Ollie Fisher is in the field also because we both had a great week two years ago when we were amateurs.

"I played nicely that week and this is a course that I feel suits my game because if you are hitting the ball well you can be a bit aggressive and you can also lay back and still shoot a good score.

"I don’t know what happened last week in Hong Kong only that I didn’t get off to a good start but I gave myself a good talking to and I should be okay this week.

"I had finished poorly last Thursday and that seem to carry over early into Friday’s round and I never really recovered.

"I wasn’t too down on myself because I had hit a lot of good shots but didn’t make the most of my chances."

Damien McGrane is also in action this week.