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Sport McIlroy feeling at home at Shinnecock Hills

20:26  13 june  2018
20:26  13 june  2018 Source:   performgroup.com

McIlroy feeling at home at Shinnecock Hills

  McIlroy feeling at home at Shinnecock Hills Shinnecock Hills will play host to the U.S. Open this week and Rory McIlroy feels at home at the New York golf course.Rory McIlroy is starting to feel right at home at Shinnecock Hills as attention turns to the 118th U.S. Open in New York.

The 2011 champion tees off alongside Phil Mickelson and Jordan Spieth at Shinnecock Hills on Thursday afternoon. McIlroy finished fifth at the Master and second at the recent B-M-W P-G-A Championship. The Ulsterman says he is feeling confident heading into the second major of the year…

Rory McIlroy Best Result: Win (2011) Outlook: In a normal time, McIlroy would have been a big favorite to win at Shinnecock Hills . Very few players can drive the ball as long and with good accuracy as he can.

Rory McIlroy Jordan Spieth - cropped: Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth © Provided by Omnisport Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth

Rory McIlroy is starting to feel right at home at Shinnecock Hills as attention turns to the 118th U.S. Open in New York.

McIlroy will tee off at 08:02 local time on Thursday in a star-studded group with Jordan Spieth and Phil Mickelson in the season's second major.

The 29-year-old comes into the tournament having added victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational to his collection since his Sunday struggles and a faltering fifth-place finish at the Masters in April.

Shinnecock Hills is a course that reminds the 2011 champion of home, and he hopes that can be a positive sign heading into day one.

McIlroy 10 over as big names struggle badly at Shinnecock Hills

  McIlroy 10 over as big names struggle badly at Shinnecock Hills Birdies were proving hard to come by at Shinnecock Hills, as Rory McIlroy endured a particularly miserable start to the U.S. Open.Rory McIlroy remarkably slumped to 10 over through 11 holes and playing partners Jordan Spieth and Phil Mickelson were also struggling badly as scoring proved fiendishly difficult on day one of the U.S. Open.

Here we take a look at the Europeans who could make a challenge at Shinnecock Hills this weekend. Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy will hope to win back the trophy that gave them their first major, whilst Francesco Molinari comes to Shinnecock Hills in fine form.

Rory Mcilroy practicing at Shinnecock Hills (Getty Images). But his putting often lets him down and on greens as fast and troublesome as Shinnecock ’s he will need to show drastic improvement if he is to win his second US Open.

"I love the golf course, especially with how the conditions have been, especially [Tuesday] with a bit of wind and the dryness," McIlroy told a media conference on Wednesday.

"It sort of reminds me of some of the courses from back home a little bit, the way the golf course has been playing."

But he knows the set-up of the course will affect who bubbles to the top come Sunday and who survives, with Mother Nature taking a hand, too.

Gregory's 22-over round sets tone at Shinnecock Hills

  Gregory's 22-over round sets tone at Shinnecock Hills The highest-scoring player carded a 22-over round of 92 in the U.S. Open first round, as countless players struggled at Shinnecock Hills.Scott Gregory carded a 22-over 92 in his first round at the U.S. Open as the vast majority of the field - including Rory McIlroy and Jason Day - struggled in tough conditions at Shinnecock Hills.

Home . In fact, McIlroy first played Shinnecock Hills four years ago in the company of former US President, Bill Clinton after the pair had earlier shared lunch in a swanky Sag Harbor restaurant.

Home Tag " shinnecock hills ". Shinnecock Hills provides arguably one of the toughest challenges in golf at this year’s US Open and Henrik Stenson, dubbed the ‘Iceman’ for his composure on the course, can clinch victory in Southampton on Long Island.

"It really depends on the wind direction here," he said. "I think it's been great for a lot of the guys that we've been able to see this golf course in different winds.

"You know, it's a U.S. Open. It's primarily a second-shot golf course."

His group with Mickelson and Spieth will no doubt attract the crowds across the opening round, and McIlroy expects all three men to be gunning for victory.

"Look, Phil's had six runner-ups at this event," added McIlroy. "He's played wonderfully.

"It's just someone's played a little better at a certain week or maybe he made a mistake at the wrong time. It's not as if he's had a poor U.S. Open record. His U.S. Open record is incredible.

"Like I said, this is another opportunity for him, as it will be for Jordan at the PGA, as it will be for me again next year April again [at the Masters].

"It's going to be a great test. I think the golf course is great. A little bit of wind will make it interesting. We should be in for a great tournament."

Tiger makes dreadful start as world's best toil at Shinnecock .
Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Jason Day were among those to struggle in a tough U.S. Open round one.Tiger Woods made a dreadful start to his U.S. Open campaign as the tricky Shinnecock Hills course made the world's best including Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth toil on Thursday.

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