16 The Daily Telegraph Monday 21 September 2020 ** Sport then making pars with supreme confidence. He is deliberate, but he is also fearless. Never mind fairways and greens – send it as far up there as possible and let the power get you out of the rough with the wedges. He hit only 23 of 56 fairways and Rory McIlroy was only one who found that incredible. The Northern Irishman even went as far to question the positives and negatives. “No chance. No chance,” McIlroy replied when told if he could believe those fairways stats. “I don’t really know what to say because that’s just the complete opposite of what you think a US Open champion does. “Look, he’s found a way to do it. Whether that’s good or bad for the game, I don’t know, but it’s not the way I saw this course being played. It’s kind of hard to wrap my head around.” With a 75 McIlroy came eighth on six over, his first top 10 in a full-field event since the PGA Tour resumed three months ago. Yet he went out believing he had a chance of collecting his first major title in six years and four-putted the first green for a
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