Sport McIlroy feeling at home at Shinnecock Hills

19:57  13 june  2018
19:57  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: Discipline the key

  McIlroy: Discipline the key Rory McIlroy believes discipline and patience will be crucial attributes at Shinnecock Hills as he bids to break his major drought at the US Open.  McIlroy is happy with the course set-up for the week at the iconic New York venue, and he stressed the need to be conservative off the tee in particular, despite the wide fairways tempting many of the field to hit driver more often.The 2011 champion has missed the cut in the tournament in the last two years, but he feels his game is in better shape going into this week and McIlroy is looking forward to the challenge ahead - both mental and physical.

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.

Spieth endures shocking Shinnecock start as U.S. Open begins

  Spieth endures shocking Shinnecock start as U.S. Open begins Jordan Spieth was four over after two holes of the U.S. Open and the three-time major winner was far from the only player struggling.There was early misery for Jordan Spieth, who dropped four shots in his first two holes, as the U.S. Open started in gusty 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."

U.S. Open afternoon conditions 'too tough', says USGA .
The United States Golf Association (USGA) accepted conditions at the U.S. Open became too difficult during the third round.Conditions during the third round of the U.S. Open got "too tough", the United States Golf Association (USGA) admitted.

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