The Open 2013: Rory McIlroy 'closer to fixing game'
The Open Championship
Dates: 18-21 July
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Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy said he felt closer to working out what was wrong with his game despite missing the cut at the Open.
McIlroy, the world number two, carded a second-round 75 at Muirfield to finish 12 over par and tied for 117th.
"I guess I have a clearer picture of what I need to work on to put things right," said the 24-year-old.
"Sometimes this game can feel further away than it is and yesterday it couldn't have felt much further away."
Before the start of the Open, Sir Nick Faldo urged McIlroy to focus on his game
It was the first time McIlroy, a two-time major winner, had missed the cut at the Open and continued a poor run of form this year.
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