McIlroy Would Be Happy Being In Contention

149975338 McIlroy Would Be Happy Being In Contention

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland speaks during a press conference during a practice round of the 94th PGA Championship at the Ocean Course on August 8, 2012 in Kiawah Island, South Carolina. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) – Rory McIlroy blew away the field to win the U.S. Open last year with a record score. Now he would be happy just to give himself a chance at winning the PGA Championship.

McIlroy gives himself a “B” grade going into the final major.

It seems like longer than five months ago when McIlroy held off a charge by Tiger Woods to win the Honda Classic and go to No. 1 in the world. He was one shot behind going into the weekend at the Masters until he plunged down the leaderboard to tie for 40th. McIlroy went through a nasty spell of missed cuts and only recently started to regain his form.

Asked what would make the PGA a success, he said giving himself a chance to win.

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