Rory McIlroy confident he has turned a corner

Jordan Spieth won The Open at Royal Birkdale

Given Rory McIlroy's start of plus five after six holes on the first day of the British Open, the Northern Irishman's joint fourth-place finish on five under par represented a solid week's work.

"It's hard when you feel like you have had a chance to win a major and you are not quite there - that is disappointing". The soon-to-be 24-year-old will undoubtedly be the sentimental favorite at Quail Hollow next month. Well, we all won't have to wait that long to take in this year's edition of the event. So we are just a few weeks away from finding out who the 2017 PGA Championship victor will be.

Three years have passed since McIlroy claimed the last of his four major titles to date, but he is determined to stay positive. I'm not comparing myself to Jack but it's hard to win them, very hard.

McIlroy won the last of his four majors at the US PGA Championship nearly three years ago and admitted it feels "too long".

"The PGA is only three weeks away. So I'm happy that's coming quite quickly on the back of this", he added.

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He ended seven behind victor Jordan Spieth, but feels his game is "in much better shape" than before The Open. So I'm happy with that.

Jordan Spieth became the second-youngest player to win the first three legs of the career Grand Slam with his triumph at Royal Birkdale, and heads to the PGA Championship with a chance to become the youngest ever to achieve this immortality.

After a succession of missed cuts in the lead-up to The Open, McIlroy was heartened by aspects of his play in Southport.

2014 victor Rory McIlroy (28) could only look on and lament his own missed opportunity as his younger rival saw a three shot overnight advantage over Matt Kucher wiped out in the space of 48 minutes. I'm going to play my game.

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