Rory McIlroy keen to add Players Championship title to glittering CV

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I think we've done a great job this year of showing that I'm ready to go win a major.

"I started learning how to hit the ball flat with all my clubs".

"It's still not quite there". "I am hoping the special gold minted PLAYERS coin will provide me good luck as I compete this week". - About three months before Justin Thomas had his big end to a great year, he sought some advice from Rory McIlroy.

There are a lot of players who were in last week's field who wish they were having the same "loose" swing issues Day felt he was having.

RORY McILROY has revealed spending time on the beach has given him the belief he can add the Players Championship to his glittering golfing CV.

"I started staying at the beach a few years ago and that's made the event more enjoyable", said McIlroy, who has made three top-10 finishes here in the past five years.

This year's PLAYERS Championship starts Thursday, and it's the last time the tournament will be played at this point on the calendar for the foreseeable future. "Even just sit out on the balcony and look out and sort of get away from it a little bit". It's busy and there's a lot of people.

"For me to be able to play with a person I've gone against for over two decades, it's a lot of fun".

"This is my ninth time here, so I'm not a spring chicken anymore".

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"I wasn't playing well previous year", Thomas said.

"I just did a little bit of work over the last couple days on my long game to try and straighten it out, and it feels like it's finally coming around nicely, and I'm looking forward to trying to get my second Players Championship this week".

Dustin Johnson has never finished better than a tie for 12th.

With 11 PGA Tour victories in his career, Spieth has been one of the world's best players since he turned professional in 2012.

This week, the event includes a very strong field led by world No. 1 Dustin Johnson, current FedExCup points leader Justin Thomas, last week's champion Jason Day, Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, and defending champion Si Woo Kim, for the United States dollars 11 million showpiece which will feature every single player in the top-50 of the world.

"One of the coolest things that happened after I won Mexico is I got a note from President Bush 43", Mickelson said. Spieth, ranked No. 4, asked. He showed that last week at Quail Hollow, which featured a similarly tough layout to this week.

However, Johnson is confident of breaking through for his maiden Players title if he can roll the ball better on the greens. It was also filled with heartbreak as 54-hole co-leader J.B. Holmes, who had posted rounds of 68-69-70 to put himself in a good position for the biggest win of his career, struggled to a 12-over 84 on the final day and finished tied for 41st.

"I'm definitely not against that", he said.

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