Louisville, KY, United States (4E Sports) – Rory McIlroy has downplayed talk about the start of ‘his era’ after returning to the top of the golfing world with his victories at the Open Championship and WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
“Sometimes I feel that people are too quick to jump to conclusions and jump on the bandwagon and jump on certain things,” said McIlroy, who returned to the No. 1 spot. “I’ve had a great run of golf, and I’ve played well over the past few months.”
“So I’m not necessarily sure you can call that an era or the start of an era, but I’m just really happy with where my golf game is at the minute, and I just want to try and continue that for as long as possible,” he added.
With three worldwide wins this year and two in a row, McIlroy is an obvious pick heading into the PGA Championship at Valhalla Country Club.
McIlroy returned to the top of the rankings after winning four times since November. He fell to 11th after the Wells Fargo Championship in May after a tumultuous 2013.
He became the first player since Tiger Woods to follow a major championship win with a victory. A victory here would give him three in a row, a first on the PGA Tour since Woods won five straight over the 2007-08 seasons.
McIlroy will play the first two rounds with the year’s other major champions, Bubba Watson and Martin Kaymer, forming a threesome with seven major championships between it.