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Certainly, there’s no need to panic.
"It’s like life," he said. "You’re going to go through highs and you’re going to go through lows. It’s just about trying to work your way out of the lows. Yeah, I haven’t played my best golf this year, but I’ve showed signs that it is there. It’s just a matter of trying to do that more often. But, yeah, it’s been difficult to try, I guess, to explain why I’m not playing well or why I haven’t had the results that I’ve wanted over the past six months."
McIlroy said he does his best to avoid what others are saying, though it was clear Faldo’s words got back to him.
"Obviously it’s hard to avoid at times," he said. "You just have to have the confidence and the self-belief in yourself that you’re doing the right things and know that what you’re doing is ultimately going to get you to the place that you want to be."
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