Golf Rory McIlroy eager for titles ahead of Turkish Open

Rory McIlroy has spoken of his eagerness to add to his impressive tally of victories before the end of the year.

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A fully fit Rory McIlroy is encouraged by his progress ahead of the Turkish Open this week as he strives to experience that winning feel again before the end of the year.

The Northern Irishman has failed to add to his tally of four major wins in a year which he was unable to defend his Open Championship title after injuring his ankle playing football.

McIlroy has also slipped down to third in the world rankings, but still has the opportunity to end 2015 on a high note as he leads the way in the Race to Dubai.

The 26-year-old is confident that his injury woes are behind him and is hungry for more success as he prepares to tee off in Antalya on Thursday.

"I'm happy to be here and health-wise, I'm pretty much back to where I need to be. I've started to train the way I was before the injury again and I'm happy about that." McIlroy is quoted as saying on the European Tour website.

"I'm trying to get my game back into the shape that I know that I can and feel like I've made a few steps in the right direction. This week is another opportunity to see where my game is, try to get into contention and try to win.

"I feel like there's a lot's happened and a lot of time has gone by since that last win of mine back in May. I want to try and get back into contention and there's no better place than this week.

"I'd like to win The Race to Dubai. Like to win at least one of these last three events I'm playing. That would make me feel better about the end of the year, from when I injured my ankle at the start of July.

"If I was to go from then to the end of the season without another win, especially with how I was playing up until that point, it would be very disappointing.

"So I've got three opportunities coming up to try to get a win or two on the board and end this year on a positive."

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