I wanted to 'just let it go' - McIlroy

Rory McIlroy says he has been too tentative in previous tournaments after surging into contention at The Open with a second successive round of 69.

The Northern Irishman believes he is in a great position as he goes into the third day at Carnoustie on four under par.

"One of my main thoughts this week has been to just let it go. I would rather fail by trying 100% than by holding back and maybe not giving myself the opportunity to do well," said McIlroy.

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