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Rory McIlroy striving to get even better after securing Harry Vardon Trophy

Rory McIlroy believes there is still room for improvement despite winning the Harry Vardon Trophy to become European Number One, World Number One and FedExCup Champion at the same point for the first time in his career.


The Northern Irishman went into this week's season-ending DP World Tour Championship in pole position to claim his fourth Harry Vardon Trophy and achieved the feat with a fourth-placed finish in Dubai.

That saw the 33-year-old cap a remarkable year, in which he also came out on top in America and returned to the top of the Official World Golf Ranking.

But despite recording top-ten finishes in each of the four Major Championships this year, his wait to add to his haul continued in 2022.

The last of McIlroy's four Major titles came in 2014 and he wants to put himself in the best position to win another next year, as well as making improvements to his game.

He said: "There are certain things that I can improve on.

"I still think there's room for improvement with my wedges, there's room for improvement in all aspects of my game, certain shots, different trajectories. 

"I'll continue to just keep trying to improve on all of that.

"And then I guess for me, it's hard to just pinpoint the Majors. But you know, that's the last thing over the course of the last few years, it's the one thing that I haven't achieved that I would love to achieve again.

"We get four opportunities a year. I want to make sure that I'm in the best possible shape and the best possible position to take advantage of those four opportunities."

McIlroy was proud of his hat-trick of number one spots, as he celebrated winning the DP World Tour Rankings in Partnership with Rolex for the first time since 2015.

He added: "It's an amazing achievement, an achievement I haven't been able to accomplish before - I've been able to win this Tour's Rankings and finish the year as World Number One. But to do it in America as well, yeah, it's very cool. 

"I keep saying that I've been a pro now for over 15 years, and to still try to figure out ways to try to accomplish new things, that's what keeps me coming back.

"I feel like I'm healthy. I'm 33 and I feel like my body is in as best shape as it's ever been and hopefully it's just moving ahead and keep on moving on."

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