Rory McIlroy wants to win the Open and prove to himself and others that his US Open victory was not a flash in the pan. Picture Fran Caffrey www.golffile.ieRory McIlroy is determined to win The Open and prove he’s no one-hit wonder.

After flopping in the Masters and missing the cut in his US Open defence, the 23-year old wants to join the game’s elite and become a multiple major winner at Royal Lytham

McIlroy said: “It would be my biggest achievement in golf.  

“To win that first Major was very important, and to move to World No. 1 in the middle of the year there was nice but to win the Open Championship and that second Major would definitely mean more to me than winning that first one.

“It will show people I am not a one hit wonder and it will prove to myself I can win a number of them, and it would be nice to get off that number a few guys are stuck on, and then to be able to call myself a multiple Major winner.”

The last nine majors have gone to first-time winners and McIlroy is gunning to put an end to that streak.

He said: “There has been talk of the parity now in golf with the fields are so much deeper and so much tighter, so it would be nice to break out of that bunch, and if I could do that this week it would be a great feeling.

“It’s a massive incentive for me to get off that number.”