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McIlroy avoiding distractions heading into PGA Championship

Rory McIlroy signs autographs after a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament at Valhalla Golf Club on Tuesday in Louisville, Ky. The tournament is set to start on Thursday.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Golf stories about Rory McIlroy are a lot more flattering than those a year ago. And if he reads too much into them, they can be a lot more dangerous.
McIlroy went wire to wire at Hoylake to win the British Open. Then he overpowered Firestone on the weekend to win his first World Golf Championship. Now he is the overwhelming favorite at the PGA Championship. He is looked on in some corners as a sure thing, a label once reserved only for Tiger Woods.
Boy Wonder is not so sure about that.
“Sometimes I feel that people ...

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