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‘Frustrated’ Rory McIlroy needs a rest

RORY MCILROY hopes taking a couple of weeks off will help him eliminate the ‘dumb mistakes’ which are proving costly.

The world No.1 (pictured) finished joint 11th, his highest placing since the resumption of the PGA Tour, after a final-round 67 at the Travelers Championship in Connecticut.

However, that remained a disappointment to the Northern Irishman (right) after kicking off the week with a brilliant 63.

‘There’s been some really good stuff in there, but then just some really stupid mistakes,’ said McIlroy, who expects to be back in action at the Memorial on July 16.

‘Mentally it’s just getting back into that tournament routine, tournament mode.

‘It’s just the mental aspect of it, and especially when you are frustrated. I’ve been frustrated on the course the last three weeks, not being sort of in contention, and it sort of sucks going off in the middle of the pack on a Sunday, knowing that you don’t really have a chance. A couple weeks at home maybe, just reset and start again.’