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Rory McIlroy doesn't have a total majors number in mind

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

How many more British Opens can Rory McIlroy win? (Getty Images)
How many more British Opens can Rory McIlroy win? (Getty Images)

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This information embodies the silliness that ensues once somebody is successful at a young age.

You might have heard Rory McIlroy became the third-youngest golfer ever to win three of the four majors last week at Hoylake and now this.

This madness:

Six to one, eh? I know a red-shirted fella who was probably 1-6 to break Jack's record who's going to fall woefully short.

Even more so, the Ulsterman:

Well that certainly doesn't seem to add up.

I am confused. This is me:

McIlroy, for his part, doesn't seem too concerned about the record, as he told Irish Golf Desk.

"No. I never thought about it. It's never been a goal, it's never been a target of mine," McIlroy said. "I've alway said, when I won my first major, I was just trying to focus on my second. And when I won my second, I just wanted to win my third.

"Now that I've won my third, I just want to win my fourth. That's the way I want to keep it. Putting a number on it just gives you more pressure, more expectation. I don't think it's fair on myself. If I can just keep adding to the number regularly...I don't have a set number I want to get to."

Strangely, the only rational, sensible person in the room is the 25-year-old kid with all the money.

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