McIlroy: I don't care about the The Open or U.S. Open

Rory McIlroy says he feels "comfortable" declaring that The Masters is the biggest tournament in the world.

Four-time major champion Rory McIlroy   -  Getty Images

Rory McIlroy now considers the Masters to be "the biggest tournament in the world" and frankly declared "I don't care about the U.S. Open or The Open".

McIlroy won his first major at the U.S. Open in 2011 and has gone on to claim another three, but has not managed to don the green jacket.

The former world number one was firmly in the hunt to complete a clean sweep at Augusta last month until blowing his chances with a final round of 74.

McIlroy will have three more opportunities to add to his major haul this year, but the Northern Irishman will have to wait until next year to mount a challenge for what he now considers to be the biggest prize.

"The Masters has now become the biggest golf tournament in the world and I'm comfortable saying that," he said.

"I don't care about the US Open or The Open, it is the biggest golf tournament in the world, the most amount of eyeballs, the most amount of hype, everything is at Augusta.

"For me it's the most special tournament that we play and it's the one everyone desperately wants to win."

McIlroy, who turns 29 on Friday, will attempt to put his Masters disappointment behind him by winning the Wells Fargo Championship for a third time this week.

"It's always nice to come back to a golf course and an event where you've played well before and you have some really good memories and luckily this week is one of those weeks for me," he added.

"I've played it well and it's one of those golf courses that sets up well for me, it fits my eye. I feel like I can play my game around here and that served me pretty well over the years,

"So hopefully this week is another good week and the start of a pretty busy stretch for me so I am looking forward to kicking that off in a positive fashion."


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