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McIlroy 'relaxed' heading into Masters

Rory McIlroy says he is attempting to adopt a more relaxed approach than previous seasons heading into this year's Masters which starts at Augusta on Thursday.

"I felt going into the tournament last year, I was a little bit on edge," said McIlroy, 26, who needs a Masters triumph to complete a career Grand Slam.

"I'm trying to have a little bit more fun out there and relax and try and enjoy it."

McIlroy held a four-shot lead heading into the final round at Augusta in 2011 but a final-round 80 saw him tumble down the leaderboard.

BBC coverage (All times in BST):

Wednesday, 6 April: The Masters 2016 Preview, BBC Two, 23:15-23:45.

Thursday, 7 April: BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, 21:00-00:30.

Friday, 8 April: The Masters Highlights, BBC Two, 18:30-19:30; The Masters Live, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, 22:00-01:00.

Saturday, 9 April: The Masters Highlights, BBC One, 13:00-14:00; The Masters Live, BBC Two, 19:30-00:00 and BBC Radio 5 live, 21:00-01:00.

Sunday, 10 April: The Masters Live, BBC Two, 18:30-00:00 and BBC Radio 5 live, 20:30-01:00.

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