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Rory McIlroy looks to end majors drought at Open Championship

HOYLAKE, England -- As Rory McIlroy finished playing 14 holes during a practice round with Shane Lowry on Tuesday morning, the rain started to fall at Royal Liverpool Golf Club again.

McIlroy, the No. 2-ranked player in the world, was asked if playing the course brought back fond memories of the last time he played at Royal Liverpool, when he won the 2014 Open Championship. He captured his fourth major championship a month later at the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky.

"A little bit, not maybe as much as you would think," McIlroy said.