McIlroy has mind set on regaining No. 1 spot

Rory McIlroy spent 95 weeks as the No. 1 ranked player in the world up until Jason Day’s win – and Jordan Spieth’s runner-up finish – at the PGA Championship this season.

The impressive form of Spieth and Day made it difficult for McIlroy to regain the top spot, and the Northern Irishman’s mid-season injury didn’t help him. As we enter the 2015-16 season, McIlroy is looking hungrier than ever.

McIlroy said on Monday that he intends to add more events to his upcoming PGA Tour schedule, including the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club, in an effort to boost his world-ranking points. Playing in more early-season events will also help him to prepare for the Masters in April, he said.

Being the best player in the world seems very important to McIlroy.

“It’s a goal of mine for next season — to try to reclaim that position as fastly as I can,” McIlroy told the BBC. “I feel like now until 40 is my time to collect some hardware and make my stamp on the game.”

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