McIlroy focused on the process

04 April 2018 03:53:17 EST

Rory McIlroy is determined to focus on the job in hand and put potentially making history to the back of his mind when he tees off at the Masters at Augusta.

The Northern Irishman would become the sixth man to win all four Majors should he slip on the Green Jacket on Sunday, with only Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Tiger Woods having done so previously.

You have to embrace and relish the opportunity that is put in front of you and go out and grab it.

Rory McIlroy

However, having seen that opportunity slip from his grasp in each of the last three years, McIlroy is eager to look to the here and now and aim to build on top-ten finishes in each of the last four years at the Masters.

He told the official Augusta website: "You have to embrace and relish the opportunity that is put in front of you and go out and grab it.

"But I have to try and clear my head of that come Thursday morning and go out and play good golf, hit good golf shots, have good course management, hole putts.

"If you do that enough times, hopefully that score on Sunday evening's the lowest out of all 87 or 88 competitors that are here and you walk away with something that you'll have for the rest of your life."

Both Jordan Spieth and Phil Mickelson are also one win away from completing a full set of Major titles, with Spieth needing to win the USPGA Championship and Mickelson the US Open.

Mickelson is priced at 16/1 to win the Masters this week, with Spieth available at 9/1 and McIlroy 10/1.

McIlroy has been paired with Adam Scott and Jon Rahm for the opening two rounds of the first Major of 2018.

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