McIlroy hopes to find inspiration from old videos

DEFENDING US PGA champion Rory McIlroy has taken to watching re-runs of his 2012 triumph to ready himself for what he hopes will be a timely return to form at Oak Hill today.

The world No3 is without a win this year and even missed the cut at last month’s Open at Muirfield.

However, McIlroy hopes reliving his eight-shot victory at Kiawah Island will inspire him to rediscover the winning touch when he tees off this evening.

“I’ve been watching a few videos of last year at Kiawah and watching some videos of some of my best weeks that I’ve played and it sort of lifted me a little bit and I took some good things away from that,” said the 24-year-old.

“Every time you play and you don’t play well it sort of chips away at your confidence a little bit and it’s just about building that back up.

“There’s been times this year where I’ve really gotten down on myself and that’s something that hasn’t helped at all, and something I’m trying to get better at.

“I’m looking forward to getting going this week.”