Rory McIlroy has said he’s raring to go ahead of the 79th Masters tournament.
Arriving at Augusta National, McIlroy is aiming for his fifth major – his third in a row.
Feeling the pressure this time as he is four rounds away from becoming only the sixth player in history to complete a career grand slam.
“I’ve never been in a better position to contend at Augusta,” said the world No 1.
” My game is in good shape and I feel ready. I’ve got the experience of winning major championships, and I’m coming off the back of two wins last year.
“I couldn’t have put myself in a better place coming into this one. I’ve had really good preparation with my team in Florida, played a lot of golf and shot some good numbers.
“Now it’s a case of playing the course and being as comfortable as I can out there. I can’t wait for Thursday, to get out there and try and do what I’ve been thinking about for eight months.”
Much of the build-up to the Masters has centered around McIlroy’s grand slam bid, but the 25-year-old admitted he has been doing everything he can to avoid the hype.
“Everything will be analysed and re-analysed,” he added.
“I’ve been trying to get away from all the build-up, just concentrate on myself and create a kind of cocoon around myself. I’m at the golf course answering questions and it’s all business, but once I leave the course I’m trying to take my mind off it as much as I can.
“There’s a lot of guys in this field I’ve beaten before, and I can’t see why I can’t do that around here. It’s a matter of putting myself in that position, that’s all I’m trying to do. If I can execute my game plan, that should give me the opportunity in a few days’ time to slip on a Green Jacket.”