London, Aug 9 : Ace golf player Rory McIlroy has said improved technology is helping ‘lesser players’ win major tournaments.
Sixteen different players have won the last 16 majors, including the Ulsterman at the US Open last year.
McIlroy reckoned advances in clubs and balls mean the “better players” do not always win on the big occasions.
“I’m just happy to be part of that group of 16. But one of the reasons it’s been like this is the technology. Twenty-five years ago, you had the really good players who could play with basically anything,” The Daily Mirror quoted McIlroy, as saying.
“Nowadays, the technology allows some of the lesser players to catch up to the better players. That’s why you see so many more guys winning these days,” he added.
Since his victory at Congressional by eight shots, McIlroy has not challenged over the closing rounds of the last five Majors.
“I’ve hopefully got 25 more years to try and win Major championships, but I’m disappointed that I have not contended since. I haven’t given myself even a chance,” McIlroy said.
“It would be great just to give myself a chance this week, get into contention and just feel that buzz again of getting into contention and remembering how it feels. If I feel like I have a decent chance going into Sunday, that’s all I can ask for,” he added. (ANI)