McIlroy prepared to miss cuts to win more titles

Four-time Major winning Rory McIlroy insists he’s prepared to miss the cut in 10 of his 22 tournaments a season if it means winning five times a year.

The current World No. 3 is coming off the back Sunday’s final round 75 that sent McIlroy tumbling to joint 20th in the Northern Trust Open in L.A.

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But then McIlroy is prepared to accept a little mediocrity if it means a season such as 2014 when he captured a respective five tour titles and last year when he tasted success in four.

“I feel like the way I play, especially with the aggressiveness of my play, there are going to be times when it won’t always work out goof for me and I’ve accepted that,” he said.

“Golf for me is all about 22 weeks in a year.”

“So if I were to have five wins in that run of 22 weeks but then also 10 missed cuts you have to be pretty happy.”

“It’s pretty top-heavy for those few good weeks but then the thing is you only have good weeks when you don’t get tired or battered, so for a good player you have to anticipate winning four to five times a year.”

“Though that means you are losing 17 to 18 times a year, so if it means I have to miss a few cuts, and it’s only a few times a year, I will gladly take that.”

The world number three finished the first round of the Honda Classic at 2-over (72) and in a share of 65th place. Play was suspended due to darkness with three players yet to finish their rounds.