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Rory McIlroy to “take a few weeks away” after heartbreaking US Open collapse

Rory McIlroy took to X, formally Twitter, for the first time on Tuesday since his agonizing US Open collapse in the final round at Pinehurst No 2. The Northern Irishman was in pole position to win his first major event for 10 years heading into Sunday at Pinehurst, eventually losing out to winner Bryson DeChambeau due to hitting a bogey in three of his final four holes.

The LIV golfer won his second US Open title of his career, boosting what has been a solid season for DeChambeau, having finished 2nd at the PGA Championship, and T6 at The Masters.




McIlroy posted on X saying, “Yesterday was a tough day, probably the toughest I’ve had in my nearly 17 years as a professional golfer,”

“Firstly, I’d like to congratulate Bryson. He is a worthy champion and exactly what professional golf needs right now. I think we can all agree on that.

“As I reflect on my week, I’ll rue a few things over the course of the tournament, mostly the 2 missed putts on 16 and 18 on the final day. But, as I always try to do, I’ll look at the positives of the week that far outweigh the negatives. As I said at the start of the tournament, I feel closer to winning my next major championship than I ever have. The one word that I would describe my career as is resilient. I’ve shown my resilience over and over again in the last 17 years and I will again.”


The Open Championship, played in Scotland, takes place on Thursday, July 11, giving McIlroy plenty of rest, and preparation time to get into the swing of things for the last Major Championship of the season.

There is still plenty to look forward to from this season of golf, with the Travelers Championship taking place this Thursday, 20th June, with Scottie Scheffler, Ludvig Åberg, and Xander Schauffele looking to come away with the prize.


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