McIlroy finished with a six-under-par 66 at Wentworth to pip Shane Lowry. EMPICS Sport
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'I think it's the start of something' - Rory moves up four places in the world rankings

McIlroy up to sixth in the world as he prepares for the Memorial Tournament and then the US Open.

RORY MCILROY HOPES that his Wentworth win will help him become the dominant player in world golf.

McIlroy, who announced his split from tennis star Caroline Wozniacki on the eve of the European PGA Championship, fired a sparkling 66 on Sunday to come from seven shots back and finish a shot ahead of Shane Lowry — an Irish 1-2.

“I think it’s the start of something,” said the 25-year-old. “I could feel my game sort of bubbling and it was getting there. A win validates that.”

McIlroy headed to Ireland to see his family immediately after his win in the European Tour’s flagship event and is due to fly to the United States later today.

There he will play in the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village before travelling to Pinehurst where he will attempt to win his third major title at this year’s US Open.

The win was McIlroy’s first since the Australian Open in December, lifting him from 10th in the world to sixth.

“I think the game is waiting for one guy or one or two guys to just to kick on,” he told reporters.

“I stand by that comment; that I’d like to be that guy, and I’d like to think that this is a springboard to doing something like that. There’s still three Majors to play this year, a lot of golf left and a lot of big tournaments to try and win.

“So even though we’re nearly halfway through the season, I feel like mine’s just beginning.”

- © AFP, 2014

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