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Rory McIlroy keen to end tough year on high

By Adam McKendry

Rory McIlroy has accepted an invitation to play in the British Masters next weekend at Close House in England as he looks to end his season on a high.

It's been a tough week for the Ulsterman, who missed out on a place at the Tour Championship in Atlanta last weekend and dropped to eighth in the world rankings, his lowest position since April 2011.

But the 28-year-old is looking to finish his year with a win at either the British Masters or the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship the following week, his final event of the calendar year.

"Teeing it up next week gives me one more chance to end 2017 on a high as well," McIlroy told the European Tour website.

"If I can sign off the year with a win or two I would take so many positives into my six-week recovery period when I am going to reset and concentrate on getting myself in the right shape for next year."

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