Rory McIlroy: I will win the Masters

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Rory McIlroy: I will win the Masters
02:23 - Source: CNN

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Rory McIlroy insists he will one day win the Masters

The Northern Irishman missed out to Patrick Reed earlier this month

McIlroy needs a Green Jacket to complete a career grand slam

CNN  — 

Rory McIlroy’s belief that he will one day win the Masters remains undiminished despite another setback in his latest attempt to claim the Green Jacket.

The former world No. 1 finished six shots adrift of eventual champion Patrick Reed at Augusta earlier this month after starting the final round just three shots behind the American.

But McIlroy, bidding to become just the sixth player to complete a career grand slam of golf’s four major championships, is certain he will one day come out on top.

“It’ll happen,” McIlroy exclusively told CNN’s Shane O’Donoghue. “I truly believe it’ll happen.

“I play that golf course well enough, I’ve five top 10s (finishes) in a row. I’ve given myself the chance, it didn’t quite work out but the more I keep putting myself in those positions, sooner or later it is going to happen for me.”

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A four-time major winner, McIlroy’s best finish at the Masters was fourth back in 2015.

The closest he’s come to a win at Augusta, however, was in 2011 when he held a four-shot lead heading into the final round before a now-infamous collapse saw him finished tied for 15th place.

This year, McIlroy once again failed to produce his best golf on a Masters Sunday, meaning the 28-year-old was unable to mount a serious challenge to Reed.

“I wasn’t disappointed that I didn’t win,” McIlroy explained. “I was just disappointed that again, I didn’t put any pressure on the leader.