McIlroy rubbishes swing concerns
Rory McIlroy remains content with his game, despite having failed to make a significant impact on his three outings on the PGA Tour so far this year.
McIlroy missed the third-round cut at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, before finishing in T20 at the Genesis Open and T59 at the Honda Classic.
There's no alarm bells ringing, so you'd be wrong to think that.Rory McIlroy
However, he remains calm about his struggles, with the first Major of the season, the Masters at Augusta, less than a month away.
And McIlroy was quick to point out that the arrival of his swing coach Michael Bannon ahead of the Valspar Championship was not a sign that all is not well.
He told reporters: "The fact is that it was windy at Pebble Beach and also windy at the Honda Classic and I just felt my swing got a little bit out of sync and that's why Michael is over here.
"There's no alarm bells ringing, so you'd be wrong to think that, as I am hitting the ball well and Michael's here because he can see things with my swing that I may not.
"All he's been able to see this year is what he sees from the TV coverage or what video I may email him, so it's been great to have him here and the fact he can see the flight of my ball has helped him to assess what is going on with my swing."
McIlroy, whose last victory came at the PGA Tour Championship in September 2016, is to win the Valspar Championship, while he is to be Top European and to finish in the Top 10.
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