Johannesburg, Apr 8 ANI | 3 months ago

The assistant coach of Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy has said that the two-time Major champion is in the best shape of his career with mind, body and equipment entering a major event.


McIlroy, who has already won a PGA and US Open, is among the favorites this week in the 78th Masters at Augusta National.

According to Sport24, Dave Stockton, who was the US captain in the 1991 Ryder Cup and won the 1970 and 1976 PGA Championships, said that the former world No.1 is in a 'really good place mind, body and soul' and is happy with 'every club he has in the bag'.

Stockton further said that last year's rally to beat reigning Masters champion Adam Scott at the Australian Open was a key turning point in McIlroy's career, a strong finish to a year nagged by changing equipment and poor results, adding that he is still in a good place despite losing out in a playoff for the Honda Classic.

Stockton also said that the Masters is the title McIlroy wants most, especially after leading at Augusta National until a back-nine collapse in 2011.

(Posted on 08-04-2014)