PHUKET: “I took the experience from Augusta, and I learned a lot from it. I just need to keep it going. I played really good out there, didn’t make any mistakes, which in a US Open is huge.”
Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy leads the US Open at Congressional with a 6-under-par first round score. The 22-year-old is 3 shots ahead of YE Yang of Korea and 4 ahead of a chasing group of six.
McIlroy blew his opportunity to win the US Masters in April when he lost a 4 shot lead at Augusta, but again is proving a very mature individual with his comments and play.
— Neil Quail