Rory McIlroy to focus on US PGA Tour

Rory McIlroy
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Rory McIlroy wishes to play a full schedule on the US PGA Tour next year, and live across the Atlantic.

Rory McIlroy has said that he wants to live in America and play a full schedule on the US PGA Tour next year.

The 2011 US Open winner recently blamed his poor showing at the British Open on adverse weather conditions. He explained that he isn't a fan of tournaments where "the outcome is predicted so much by the weather" and that he prefers a warmer climate.

"I feel as if I play my best golf over here. I am very comfortable in this country and I am going to look at a few houses in Florida after [next week's] US PGA [Championship]," he said.

"I'm definitely looking at coming back and playing a full schedule here. I've thought about it and feel my game really suits playing courses over here.

"You play Match Play, Honda, Doral, Masters – you have your favourite events and most of my favourite events seem to be on this side of the pond," he added.

The 22-year-old Northern Irishman will still be an active member of the European Tour, in which he is obliged to play at least 13 events in the year.

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