He demolished the field by eight shots on that occasion but has not won a major since 2014.
But McIlroy doesn’t think his previous performance on the Ocean Course will give him an advantage over the field.
“It’s a really tough test, especially when the wind is blowing like this,” said the 32-year-old.
“I played great here last time and won my first PGA and my second major, but just because I did that doesn’t mean that I’m going to find it any easier this week than anyone else.
“I’ve maybe got some better memories and better vibes here than most of the other guys do, and that’s obviously nice, but not sure it’s going to enable me to play any better.”
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Coverage on Thursday and Friday will start from 2pm, lasting until 12.30am.
The action starts at 8pm on Saturday for four-and-a-half hours, and 7pm on Sunday.
Sky Sports subscribers can press the red button to watch featured holes every day from 4.45pm.
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