Rory McIlroy consults legendary coach in attempt to end Masters drought

McIlroy needs to win the Masters to complete a career grand slam and has had a lesson with Tiger Woods’s former coach Butch Harmon

Rory McIlroy is trying to win the Masters for the first time to complete a career grand slam .
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McIlroy believes his lesson with Tiger Woods’ former coach Butch Harmon was “really worthwhile” as he prepares to make his 10th attempt to complete a career grand slam.

McIlroy needs to win the Masters to join Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Woods as the only players to have won all four major championships.

The world No 2 started the year well with victory in the Dubai Desert Classic in January but his form on the PGA Tour has been underwhelming ahead of this week’s Valero Texas Open.
McIlroy revealed on the “I Can Fly” podcast with PGA Tour professional Morgan Hoffmann that he had recently visited Harmon in Las Vegas and expanded on the visit in his pre-tournament press conference in San Antonio.

“I’ve done this a number of times in my career,” McIlroy said. “I met Butch when I was 14 years old, so we’ve always had a good relationship. If there’s one guy that I want to go and get a second opinion from, it’s him.

“I think just after the Players (Championship) and just sort of struggling through that Florida swing and with some of the misses I was having with my irons, I just thought to myself I’m obviously missing something here and I just would love to go and get a second opinion and have him take a look, a second set of eyes.

“The one thing with Butch is you go spend time with him and you’re always going to feel better about yourself at the end of it whether you’re hitting it better or not.
“He’s sort of half golf coach, half psychologist in a way.
It’s fun to go out there, I went and spent probably four hours with him in Vegas. He said some of my favorite things to me:

“That’s what I try to tell coach Michael (Bannon). But he said otherwise. Let’s go home.
“It’s
been a great trip and I’m excited to think about what to do next. Like I said, it’s a good week to see how things go.

Rory McIlroy wins Dubai Desert Classic in January
It’s
a problem for players ahead of next month’s tournament. I’ve been talking for a long time. McIlroy, tied for 19th after an opening 65, showed why he’s been struggling so far.
“I’ve
got this amazing club shot now, but I want to restore it in irons. Start left and move left,” McIlroy said.

“I have a different swing idea for the woods and I need a different swing idea for the irons. That’s how I did it a few years ago. Number This is what we did. me. I think the rest of the game is fine..

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