McIlroy: The only major I care about is the next one
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McIlroy: The only major I care about is the next one


With two majors in two at the age of 23, Rory McIlroy has inspired talk he will be the next to challenge Jack Nicklaus' major tally of 18.

The world No. 1, however, has his mind squarely focused on a third major before a fourth, before a fifth, before a 19th.

"I've never thought of breaking any records," McIlroy said in an interview with Golf World (via Geoff

"I said when I won my first one, I wanted to win a second. And now that I've won a second, I want to win my third. I've got no targets, no records. I've never been that kind of person. I just want to and play my golf and try to win tournaments. If they add up to whatever number it is at the end of my career, I'll be happy."

Listen to Dave Stockton on this week's episode of The 19th Hole Golf Show:

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As putting and mental coach Dave Stockton told GNN on this week's The 19th Hole Golf Show, McIlroy has the right mental makeup for long-term success.

"He has a formula for life that I think is well-served," Stockton said. "He’s going to make it fun for everyone that watches and roots for him to enjoy this ride he’s on now.”

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