Rory McIlroy: World number six wants two major wins in 2014

Rory McIlroy celebrates winning the Australian Open

Rory McIlroy aims to make up for a disappointing 2013 by winning two majors this year.

The 24-year-old slipped from world number one to number six last year but he showed signs of regaining form with victory in December's Australian Open.

"I feel like I am very close - I'm confident with my game and confident where it's going," said McIlroy.

"I won a major in 2011 and 2012 but not in 2013, so I'll try to make up for that with two this year."

McIlroy hit the headlines off the course early this week when he announced his engagement to tennis player Caroline Wozniacki.

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Rory McIlroy says he wants to make up for a disappointing 2013 by winning two majors this year

It ended a turbulent year for the two-time major winner from Northern Ireland, which included adjusting to new clubs and a bitter fallout with management company Horizon.

McIlroy hopes to build on an encouraging finish to 2013, culminating in a one-shot win over Adam Scott in Australia to secure his only victory of the year.

"I feel that my game is really coming back, going down to Australia and winning," he added.

"Beating Adam Scott down there was really nice and while it doesn't make up for the other weeks during the year, it gives me some momentum for 2014.

"I didn't really have a chance to win any of the majors last year - I just didn't get into contention.

"I'm so much better down the stretch and I'm so much better under pressure than I used to be, so If I give myself a chance in these tournaments I know I'll have a great opportunity to win.

"I didn't have the greatest of seasons in 2013 but I feel like I'll definitely make up for that in 2014."

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