By Derek Lawrenson for the Daily Mail
Published: 20:55 BST, 18 September 2019 | Updated: 20:55 BST, 18 September 2019
Rory McIlroy has set himself the ambitious target of two wins from the five events he has left this year to make it five titles for the season and equal his best-ever haul.
The Northern Irishman impressed his peers sufficiently on the PGA Tour in America with three wins and 14 top 10s from 19 starts to be named Player of the Year.
Now he has moved on to the European Tour and two events in a row in Britain, starting with the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on Thursday.
Rory McIlroy speaks to the media during a press conference at Wentworth on Wednesday
McIlroy admitted, however, it wasn’t easy to get motivated as a hectic run of 13 events in 16 weeks took its toll.
‘After a welcome week doing absolutely nothing, I had to drag myself to the practice ground and hit balls last Saturday and Sunday,’ he said. ‘The first time I’ve seen a golf course for two weeks was yesterday, but the game