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Everyone's chasing Rory McIlroy at the British Open
Everyone's chasing Rory McIlroy at the British Open

The nearly flawless magic of Rory McIlroy somewhat overshadowed an extraordinary Friday of golf at the British Open, on Hoylake's Royal Liverpool links. McIlroy, the young Northern Irishman with a silky swing and a flair for going low in major tournaments, shot his second consecutive 66. That put him 12 under par and four shots ahead of Dustin Johnson, whose 65 was the best score of the tournament. McIlroy is 25 and has already won two major titles, the 2011 U.S. Open and the 2012 PGA. He won both those tournaments by eight shots. "Rory is a wonderful player," said Sergio Garcia, a fellow European Ryder Cup team member. "We all know that, and we know how difficult...

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