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McIlroy aims for Hong Kong Open success

Yahoo!Xtra Blogs 11/30/2011 22:19
McIlroy aims for Hong Kong Open success - Sports - Rory McIlroy - golf

World number two Rory McIlroy said Tuesday he had flown into Hong Kong determined to capture a title he has long desired and thereby crown a tumultuous past 12 months.

"It would be great to finish the season off well with win - it is a tournament I have wanted to win for the past number of years," the 22-year-old said.

"Hong Kong is a tournament that is one of the first on my schedule every year. I absolutely love the place and I loved it from the first moment I got here in 2005," McIlroy added.

Since last visiting the southern Chinese city in 2010 McIlroy has experienced a year which saw both a final-round blowout at the US Masters in April and an almost faultless four rounds at the US Open in June to win by eight stokes.

"It's been an interesting year for me to say the least," the Northern Irish star said. "There have been a few changes on the golf course and off the golf course and I have enjoyed every minute of it."