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Saturday 3 December 2016

Golf: Rory McIlroy seeking 'Fifth Major'

Rory McIlroy
Rory McIlroy
Jordan Spieth

World number one Rory McIlroy will look to claim one of the few big titles so far missing from his glittering CV in the Players Championship at Sawgrass this week.

Victory in the WGC-Cadillac Championship in San Francisco on Sunday meant McIlroy joined Jack Nicklaus (17) and Tiger Woods (29) as the only players to win 10 events on the PGA Tour before their 26th birthday. Those 10 wins include four majors, two WGC titles and two FedEx Cup play-off wins, meaning the so-called 'Fifth Major' is high on the agenda.

McIlroy will play the opening two rounds alongside Masters champion Jordan Spieth (pictured), but again played down talk of a rivalry with Spieth, who is second in the world rankings.

McIlroy said: "Last year it was Rickie, this year it's Jordan, might be someone else . . . It doesn't really do anything for me."

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