McIlroy seeks Hong Kong breakthrough

Hong Kong: Two-time Hong Kong Open runner-up Rory McIlroy is hoping a new level of professional contentment can help him end his 2010 European Tour drought at the Fanling course this weekend.

McIlroy lost out to Frenchman Gregory Bourdy in this tournament last year, 12 months after losing to Taiwan`s Lin Wen-tang in a playoff, leaving the Northern Irishman still seeking victory at a tournament he rates among his favorites on the European Tour.

But, after a year that has seen him compete on the PGA Tour where he won the Quail Hollow Championship and play a role in Europe`s Ryder Cup victory over the United States at Celtic Manor in early October, the 21-year-old believes he has developed as a player over the past 12 months.

Bureau Report