Emirates Australian Open: Rory McIlroy targeting victory Down Under

Last Updated: 25/11/13 1:52pm

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Rory McIlroy: Remaining positive

Rory McIlroy: Remaining positive

Rory McIlroy remains positive he can end his title drought in 2013 with two chances left to do so.

The Northern Irishman played a brief practice round at Royal Sydney on Monday ahead of this week's Emirates Australian Open.

The former world No 1 said he is eagerly looking forward to his duel with Australians Adam Scott and Jason Day.

McIlroy has had eight top-10 finishes in 2013 - including in his last two starts in Dubai and Shanghai - and he is hopeful of victory in Australia and then the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge in America next month.

He said: "I'm definitely not down here for a holiday.

"I've got two tournaments left. I've got here and then fly straight back to LA for Tiger's tournament, so it would be great to finish the year with a win."

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