McIlroy staying focused after Boston win

Salisbury Journal: Rory McIlroy insists now is not the time to reflect on recent successes Rory McIlroy insists now is not the time to reflect on recent successes

World number one Rory McIlroy has no time to savour his latest success as he sets his sights on further glory.

The Northern Irishman continued his outstanding 2012 as he captured the Deutsche Bank Championship title with a superb final-round performance at TPC Boston, Norton, Massachusetts. But with two more FedEx Cup play-off events to come this month as well as the Ryder Cup, McIlroy is keeping any celebrations on hold.

McIlroy said: "To get to world number one, back up a major-winning season with another major, get three wins on the PGA Tour - this year has been a big year for me to back up what I did last year. I'd like to make it four - or five, obviously, after the FedEx Cup."

He went on: "I have learned how to handle winning big events - not dwelling on what's happened, just moving forward, just trying to win another golf tournament, trying to put myself in position.

"There is a time and a place to celebrate and enjoy what you have done and going into the play-offs isn't it.

"You have to focus on the week ahead, get to Crooked Stick and start to prepare for that tournament.

"With this run we're on, you have to just keep thinking about the next week.

"When the Ryder Cup is over, for sure I will think back and enjoy the great golf I have played over the last few weeks."

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