12 July 2011 Last updated at 21:34

The Open 2011: In-depth interview with Rory McIlroy

US Open champion Rory McIlroy believes he can cope with the weight of expectation on him at this week's Open Championship.

In an in-depth interview with BBC Sport's Andrew Cotter, McIlroy admits life has changed since he won the US Open, but says he is "where he wants to be" ahead of the 140th Open.

McIlroy is relishing a return to links golf, conditions he is used to having grown up in Northern Ireland, the 22-year old says that keeping the ball low off the tee could be the key to success at Royal St George's.

The 140th Open Championship

  • Venue: Sandwich
  • Date: 14-17 July

Coverage: Live on BBC TV, HD, Red Button, online and BBC Radio 5 live