Thursday, June 7

Rory McIlroy on U.S. Open Setup: 'I Think They Overthink It'

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RORY MCILROY DOESN'T SHY AWAY from sharing his opinion on many topics.

As reported, McIlroy was asked after the third round of last week's Memorial Tourmanent if organizations such as the USGA truly understood the abilities of tour professionals. After all, they only host the best players in the world once a year.

McIlroy said: "See, I think the USGA thinks that we're better than we actually are, if that makes sense. I think they overthink it. I don't want to single out Mike Davis here; I think it's a collective thought process....I don't think it should be as much of an exact science to set up a golf course as it is. I mean, get the fairways sort of firm, grow the rough, put the pins in some tough locations but fair, and go let us play."

The U.S. Open tees off next week (June 14-17) at Shinnecock Hills in Southhampton, New York.

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