Rory targets Westwood and a place in history

RORY MCILROY has Lee Westwood in his sights as he bids to become the youngest ever No1 in European Tour history.<br /><br />With two events to play, the 20-year-old lies second, just &euro;52,321 behind Westwood, in the Race To Dubai rankings after his brilliant fourth place finish at the WGC-HSBC Champions event in Shanghai last week.<br /><br />McIlroy has carded four top-10 finishes in his last five stroke-play events and can leapfrog Westwood to the top of the standings with a good finish at this week&rsquo;s Hong Kong Open &ndash; an event he narrowly missed out on winning last year. And the Irishman is confident he can pip the world No4 at the last hurdle and create history.<br /><br />&ldquo;These two weeks are going to be very good,&rdquo; said McIlroy, ranked 17 in the world. &ldquo;Hong Kong I love coming to. It&rsquo;s my fifth year coming here &ndash; twice as an amateur and then this is my third Hong Kong Open. I love the city and golf course. It is one of my favourite weeks of the year.<br /><br />&ldquo;Winning this event will take care of catching Lee so that&rsquo;s what I am focusing on. I&rsquo;ll be keeping an eye on his scores all week.&rdquo;