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

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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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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