BBC Sport - The Open 2017: Rory McIlroy still 'ambitious and hungry' for major wins

McIlroy 'not far from upward curve'

Rory McIlroy says he is still "as ambitious and hungry as ever" for major titles as he bids for a second Open Championship triumph of his career at Royal Birkdale this week.

McIlroy, champion at Hoylake in 2014, has struggled for form this year after suffering a rib injury and has missed the cut at the US Open, Irish Open and Scottish Open in recent weeks.

"Hopefully I can play my way into this tournament and build scores," he said. "I'm in a bit of a lull at the moment but not that far from an upward curve again," said the four-time major winner.

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