News & ToursJuly 20, 2014

9 numbers you should know from the final round of the Open

By Mike O'Malley

HOYLAKE, England -- Doing the math on the fourth round at Royal Liverpool: 1: Remaining major victory needed for Rory McIlroy to achieve the career Grand Slam, after eight-shot blowouts in the U.S. Open and PGA and Sunday's two-stroke win in the Open. As if the Masters needs anything extra to get people jacked up. "I really don't have any doubt that he'll win there," said Rickie Fowler, who tied for second at Hoylake. "Definitely fits his game. It's hard to say that there's really any course that doesn't suit him when he's on his game." But, Fowler added, "It would be nice if I can get him first there." 2: Rory McIlroy's trigger words for this week: "process" and "spot." As in, focus on the process, not the result, and pick your spot on the green and roll it over that spot.

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