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Rory McIlroy to keep playing style

Rory McIlroy has said he will not change the way he plays to suit the conditions experienced during Open championships.

The Open is always played on a links course, which separates it from the other three majors on the calendar, and its coastal location often means wet and windy conditions.

However, McIlroy, who won the US Open earlier in the year, has been criticised for his attacking style, as many experts believe winning the Open is achieved through consistency and staying out of trouble.

But the Northern Irishman has hit back at critics, saying: "There's no point in changing your game for one week a year."

The world number four was in the running at the 2010 Open after carding a first round 63.

However, in stormy conditions on day two he slumped to an 80.

"I'm not a fan of golf tournaments [where] the outcome is predicted so much by the weather," he explained.

But the Open wasn't all bad for Northern Ireland as Darren Clarke walked away with the coveted Claret Jug after a superb week of consistent golf.
 

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