Rory McIlroy, who finished on eleven under at the Memorial Tournament in Ohio, has revealed he has taken a lot of positive away from his performance in preparation for the US Open. McIlroy finished just five shots off winner Steve Stricker at the Ohio event.
Speaking to Sky Sports he said that although some mistakes cost him a solid performance the play gave him a boost to his confidence.
He said “We'll have to try and cut those out before the US Open in a couple of weeks' time. But there are definitely a lot of positives to take from how I've played.
"I putted the ball really good this week... and that's a huge positive to take into the US Open.
"Everything is pretty good. If anything, I just need a little bit of strategy more than anything else.
"If you're going to miss shots, miss it in the right places. This week if you miss greens it's very penal here and you get punished quite easily.
"It's the same as the US Open. If you miss it in the wrong places there, you're looking at a five or a six. So it's just something I need to address a little bit."
During the Masters 2011 McIlroy was on the verge of winning in the final round when a spectacular collapse saw his chances quickly disappear.
McIlroy is currently ranked seventh in the world rankings.