AKRON, Ohio – Rory McIlroy has struggled with his game this year, but back-to-back scores of 3-under 67 at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational have helped restore some confidence.
"It's getting there, it definitely is," he said after a four-birdie, one-bogey performance in the third round. "I've worked hard to get it back. The last few weeks have been tough. Just playing so great, and obviously my expectations every time I tee it up are pretty high and not to live up to my expectations is not nice, but I feel like I'm definitely moving in the right direction."
It's coming at just the right time, too.
In the year's first three majors, McIlroy has results of T-40, MC and T-60. He's looking to reverse that trend at next week's PGA Championship.
"If I can go ahead and shoot a good one tomorrow and post a good finish, or if I go ahead and get off to a really fast start and get myself right in there with a chance," he said, "then there's no better way to prepare for next week."
As the final event prior to the 2012 PGA Championship, the top golfers from the PGA TOUR and the European Tour will use the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational as a test for the year’s final major. Read More
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