Rory McIlroy's morale boosted by sessions with Dave Stockton

Rory McIlroy says he is feeling more confident after recent sessions with his putting coach Dave Stockton.

Struggling McIlroy is hopeful that positive memories from this week 12 months ago can reignite his golf game at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational event.

McIlroy's fifth place at Akron last year was followed a week later by his stunning eight-shot victory at the US PGA Championship at Kiawah Island.