McIlroy still 'a long way to go'
Rory McIlroy has insisted that he has seen improvements in his game despite suffering a third consecutive missed cut.
The Northern Irishman managed to overcome a quadruple bogey in his first round of the Memorial Tournament to card a one-under-par round of 71 to lie in a share of 20th, but there were no such comebacks on day two.
The 23-year-old posted two bogeys on the front nine and another at 13th, which was sandwiched between two double bogeys, resulting in a disastrous round of 79 and an early finish.
That is now three on the bounce following his disappointments at the Players Championship and the BMW PGA Championship, leaving him little time to find his game ahead of the US Open.
McIlroy said: "I hit some good shots, it just seems like every time I go out there I make one or two big numbers and that sort of throws me.
"Just those big numbers at the beginning are killing me, and I just need to get those off the card and I'll be OK.
"I'm definitely hitting the ball better than I did last week, so I can see an improvement there.
"I've still got a long way to go."