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Rory McIlroy hoping for consistency in 2011 - COPIED

European TourDUBAI, United Arab Emirates – For Rory McIlroy, 2011 will be all about consistency.

The 21-year-old from Northern Ireland, who even Tiger Woods has pegged as the future world No. 1, had some stellar performances this year – tying for third at both the British Open and the PGA Championship. But he also failed to win on the European Tour and saw his world ranking drop from No. 9 to No. 10.

McIlroy admitted “he has given himself a few chances” on the European Tour this year but for the most part “hasn’t played good enough.” He noted that he finished third in Abu Dhabi, was in contention at the Dubai Desert Classic and just missed out in a playoff at the French Open.

Looking ahead to 2011, McIlroy says he’s “just looking for a bit more consistency” and wants to try to improve “and feel as if I’m on the right track.”