Struggling Rory McIlroy staying positive

Rory McIlroy from Northern Ireland plays during the first round of the Irish Open golf...

Rory McIlroy from Northern Ireland plays during the first round of the Irish Open golf championships at Carton House Golf Club, Maynooth, Ireland on June 27, 2013. (AFP PHOTO/ PETER MUHLY)

TIM McKAY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:39 PM ET

At a news conference last month for the PGA Championship, defending champion Rory McIlroy admitted it was true that his father, Gerry, had at times during his childhood worked with the young golf protege for upwards of 100 hours a week on his game.

With his game seemingly in tatters at the moment, maybe he should get back to that routine.

McIlroy missed the cut last week in his home Irish Open, but he continues to insist his game is coming around and that he still can contend in the final two majors of the season. The 24-year-old also scuffled early last season, so it's not unrealistic that he could find his game in the coming months.

With everyone from Irish Open winner Paul Casey to fellow Irishman Padraig Harrington to golf legend Jack Nicklaus making statements about his game recently, McIlroy seems to be remaining positive.


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