sport news Tokyo Olympics: Rory McIlroy in contention for a medal as he puts Open woes ...

sport news Tokyo Olympics: Rory McIlroy in contention for a medal as he puts Open woes ...
sport news Tokyo Olympics: Rory McIlroy in contention for a medal as he puts Open woes ...
Rory McIlroy puts his Open woes behind him to shoot himself into contention for a medal at the Olympics with Irishman trailing leader Xander Schauffele by four shots Rory McIlroy is reaping the benefits of a mental refresh at the Tokyo Olympics The Irishman remains in contention for a medal and is four shots off the lead  McIlroy took a mental break following his disappointing showing at The Open 

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Rory McIlroy believes he is reaping the benefits of a mental refresh after putting himself in contention for a medal at the halfway stage of the men's Olympic golf event.

McIlroy has won just once since November 2019 - at the Wells Fargo Championship in May - and was off the pace at The Open, where he finished 15 shots behind surprise winner Collin Morikawa in a tie for 46th place.

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He admitted there were moments at Royal St George's earlier this month where concerns about the outcome while hovering over the ball were hampering his strokeplay, so he resolved to take a step back before heading to Tokyo.

Rory McIlroy is reaping the benefits of a mental refresh and is performing strongly in Tokyo

Rory McIlroy is reaping the benefits of a mental refresh and is performing strongly in Tokyo

Representing Team Ireland in the Japanese capital, McIlroy carded a second round 66, with an eagle, five birdies and two bogeys, to move on to seven under overall, four shots behind leader Xander Schauffele of the United States.

Asked what changes he needed to make since the end of The Open a fortnight ago and now, McIlroy said: 'I think all the tools are there physically. Mentally there were a few things over the weekend at St

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