Rory McIlroy admits he is struggling with his swing and has the dreaded “two way miss” off the tee - not what Europeans want to hear with a month to go ahead of the Ryder Cup.
The Northern Irishman came 50th at last week’s US PGA Championship after a promising sixth at the WGC-Bridgestone and runner-up at the Open.
“My swing is not where I want it,” McIlroy said. “It started off the year OK, but it has regressed since and I have fallen into bad habits. There is inconsistency in my swing and I am not taking out one side of the fairway.
“I have a two-way miss and, if you look at my stats, my approach play needs a lot of improvement. I’ll take off the next few days to assess where I’m at, but it may be best for me to miss the FedEx and work on my game and then be ready to come back for Boston (for the Dell Technologies Championship).
“With the Ryder Cup coming up after the Tour Championship that would still be four out of five weeks.”
The Ryder Cup is on the 28-30 September in Paris, leaving McIlroy little time to find his form.