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Tee Times As Rory McIlroy In The Hunt To End Major Drought

Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy is in the hunt to win his first major since 2014 as he lies just four shots off the lead heading into the third round of the US Open at Pebble Beach, California. 

The Holywood man got off to a great start in his second round as he birdied the fourth, seventh and 11th holes to leave him just one shot off the leader Justin Rose at the time.

However, an aggressive approach on the back-nine saw McIlroy bogey the 13th and then double-bogey the par-5 14th.

McIlroy picked himself up afterwards to clinch back-to-back birdies on the 15th and 16th to ultimately card a 69 which leaves him -5 for the tournament and four shots behind the leader Gary Woodland.

Rory McIlroy

Woodland’s playing partner was Offaly man Shane Lowry who had an uphill battle to make the cut after shooting a 75 in the opening round but he bounced back with a 69 to guarantee his involvement for the weekend. Lowry is +2 for the tournament but will hope to climb back up the leaderboard when the third round commences on Saturday.

Graeme McDowell is also in the hunt although he is two shots further behind McIlroy on -3 for the tournament.

McDowell opened his US Open with a 69 before following that up with a 70 during the second round and his recent form seems to be paying dividends as he’s still in the hunt to clinch a second US Open title.

Below you will find the tee times and pairings for the third round of the US Open [Irish Players In Bold]:

1536 J Walters (Rsa)

1547 R Enoch (Wal), P Reed

1558 T Hatton (Eng), T Fleetwood (Eng)

1609 M Kaymer (Ger), S Lowry (Ire)

1620 N Taylor (Can), K Stanley

1631 T Hoge, A Arnaus (Esp)

1642 E Van Rooyen (Rsa), C Sordet (Fra)

1653 A Prugh, B Wiesberger (Aut)

1704 P Cantlay, A Putnam

1715 R Cabrera Bello (Esp), B Snedeker

1726 C McDaniel, (a) M Thorbjornsen

1737 M Kinhult (Swe), B Stuard

1748 A Pope, C Morikawa

1759 J Day (Aus), C Smith (Aus)

1810 B DeChambeau, R Fowler

1821 M Leishman (Aus), K Kisner

1832 B Hurley III, B Horschel

1843 R Sabbatini (Svk), D Berger

1854 H Matsuyama (Jpn), A Ancer (Mex)

1905 L Donald (Eng), D Willett (Eng)

1916 (a) C Eaton, E Grillo (Arg)

1927 B H An (Kor), T Woods

1938 W Simpson, (a) V Hovland (Nor)

1949 C Howell III, P Casey (Eng)

2000 P Mickelson, C Danielson

2011 J Dufner, Li Haotong (Chn)

2022 N Lashley, J Spieth

2033 (a) B Wu, H English

2044 C Ortiz (Mex), D Johnson

2055 M Fitzpatrick (Eng), S Straka (Aut)

2106 J Furyk, F Molinari (Ita)

2117 S Garcia (Esp), X Schauffele

2128 Z Johnson, G McDowell (NIrl)

2139 S Piercy, J Rahm (Esp)

2150 H Stenson (Swe), A Scott (Aus)

2201 B Koepka, M Wallace (Eng)

2212 C Hadley, M Kuchar

2223 R McIlroy (NIrl), C Reavie

2234 L Oosthuizen (Rsa), A Wise

2245 G Woodland, J Rose (Eng)

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Author: Sean McMahon

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