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Masters 2019: Mcilroy’s Bold Claim

A career Grand Slam has eluded the Northern Irishman, Rory McIlroy. He has won all majors, but, the Masters. And it's been a while since his last victory in a major golf tournament.

Currently, in his trophy shelf he has four majors – U.S. Open (2011), PGA Championship twice (in 2012 and again in 2014), The Open Championship (2014). All he needs now to complete a career grand slam is the Masters. Could this year’s Masters at Augusta National Golf Club scheduled for 11 – 14, April 2019 be his moment?

However, there is hope as McIlroy was recently quoted as saying he was positive on completing his career grand slam pledge. This before turning thirty-years-old. It also marks his fifth attempt to complete the grand slam before his thirtieth birthday on May 04, 2019.

Even though, none the grand slammers needed more than three attempts to win the final leg. Last year, McIlroy was a crowd favorite on tee-off at Augusta National. However, in the final wash-up, he fell on the edge of history. Just a decent round away from joining the only five players to have won all four modern golf majors. Specifically, the grand slammer legends are Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods.

The Ulsterman, who faded in the final group last year, will return to Augusta National seeking to win a Green Jacket for the fifth time since the 2014 Open – and for the final time before he turns 30 in May.

"It's all about putting myself in a position to win on the back nine, and that's all I'm thinking about," said the current world No.6.

“Just giving myself another chance and see how I handle it. I'm positive it'll happen one day. If I keep practicing and working hard and doing the right things, it'll go my way."

"Obviously I would love to be able to complete the Grand Slam before I'm 30 years of age, but you look at some of the greats in the game and they didn't start winning majors until their early or mid-30s. So I've got time.