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U.S. Open notes: Rory McIlroy doesn't sound confident

U.S. Open notes: Rory McIlroy doesn't sound confident

Rory McIlroy didn't sound exasperated. More like resigned to his fate in the U.S. Open. The world's top-ranked player shot his best score of the week, an even-par 70, in the third round on Saturday at Chambers Bay, but he hardly sounded confident he could go much lower. Asked whether he would be more aggressive Sunday, McIlroy, standing at four over, shrugged and said, "I don't know. I don't think I can. I've hit it as well as I can. And I've given myself plenty of chances. Just try to do the same thing and try to play the birdie holes better." For the third straight round, McIlroy made only two birdies. He noted that he failed to birdie the...

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