Rory McIlroy hasn't gotten too worked up about his struggles this year.
He certainly doesn't need any advice from Nick Faldo.
McIlroy shrugged off a suggestion from the six-time major champion to spend more time concentrating on golf, saying Wednesday that Faldo ''should know how hard this game is at times.''
McIlroy won his second major title last summer with a runaway win at the PGA Championship, but the 24-year-old from Northern Ireland has been off his game this season after changing equipment. Heading into the British Open, some have also speculated that off-the-course activities have cut into his preparation time and mental sharpness.
Earlier this week, Faldo seemed to join that group when he urged McIlroy to spend the next two decades focused solely on his golf, calling it his ''window of opportunity,'' before savoring all the benefits of being a multiple major champion.
''What's the big deal?'' McIlroy said. ''I haven't had the best six months, but it's OK. I'm fine. I'...