McIlroy is not ‘Ringo’ of the Beatles, has majors to prove it
European Ryder Cup player Rory McIlroy (R) celebrates as he stands with U.S. Ryder Cup player Rickie Fowler after halving the hole on the 12th green during the 40th Ryder Cup singles matches at Gleneagles in Scotland September 28, 2014. Reuters/Eddie Keogh

Four-time major winner Rory McIlroy has made it clear where he stands among the “big four” of world golf aiming to win the Open Championship at Royal Troon. McIlroy is focused only on what he can do.

“I can’t worry about other guys, he told The Herald Sun. “I’m pretty confident that if I go out and play my best golf I’m going to win more times than not.”

McIlroy, who is ranked fourth in the world behind Jason Day, Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson, has as many major trophies as all three combined.

“I’ve got four major championships, and I’d love to add to that tally, just as those guys would love to add to their one or two majors that they have and just keep going,” he said.

UK media recently named McIlroy as Ringo among golf’s “Beatles.” Irish Examiner reports that the former world number one hasn’t been featured in the finish of any majors in the past two years.

McIlroy missed last year’s Open at St. Andrews due to an injured ankle and he also missed the cut at the US Open. The Irishman, though, was not lacking in confidence and feels he is still the main man. He believed that if he just "plays his best golf," there's a big chance that he will win the tournament. He feels his best golf makes him one of the favourites, if not the favourite.

However, McIlroy will need to regain his swagger with the drive and not on the putter, which a lot of observers feel is his major weakness in order for him to win. McIlroy agrees with the assessment of him needing to be more aggressive.

He said that one of the criticisms he has for himself this year is not being aggressive enough. McIlroy is the third favorite to win the British Open ahead of Spieth.