Rory McIlroy Calls Oakmont Difficult Course

Rory McIlroy Calls Oakmont Difficult Course

Rory McIlroy has one of the best sportsbetting golf odds of winning the U.S. Open because he is one of the best golfers in the world and has won the tournament in the past. However, when asked to describe Oakmont Country Club, the venue of this year’s U.S. Open, McIlroy had one word: Trepidation.

McIlroy said players are going to be put under a lot of pressure and every shot they hit is going to be scrutinized, which is something they have to be ready for whenever they play the U.S. Open. The former champion said that the tournament is mentally demanding, and players are going to need to be able to concentrate to be successful in the tournament.

According to McIlroy, some of the guys that will play at the U.S. Open, which begins on Thursday, have the extra burden of knowing that they have to play at the Congressional Open next week, which means that they will be in for a mental grind for the next week. 

Other golfers that don’t have to play at the Congressional will have an easier time getting mentally prepared for the U.S. Open.

McIlroy also said that the mental grind that comes with the U.S. Open is something a lot of golfers are used to because it is the toughest test in golf so they know they have to be at their best to win the tournament.

At the 2011 U.S. Open, which was played at the Congressional Country Club, McIlroy won his first career major tournament. After blowing a four-stroke lead at the Masters earlier that year, McIlroy gave the other golfers no chance of catching him as he won the tournament by 8 strokes.

At the 2011 Open, the weather made the greens soft, which led to a lot of low scores. Oakmont on the other hand has some of the fastest greens in the world, which means there will be a lot of high scores, especially if the weather holds up.

The last time the U.S. Open was held at Oakmont was in 2007, and the tournament was won by Angel Cabrera, who finished the tournament with a five-over-score, defeating Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk by one stroke.

If the greens stay fast, McIlroy will have to rely on his putting, which hasn’t been very good this year. However, he did show signs of improvement during his last tournament at the Memorial.

McIlroy finished the tournament ranked third in strokes gained putting. Despite the good putting, he finished the tournament tied for fourth.

Despite having some reservations going into the U.S. Open, McIlroy’s skill set give him a chance to win the tournament for the second time in his career. 

In the 2007 U.S. Open, Cabrera often pulled his driver, but he was able to hole some timely putts, which helped him win the tournament. According to statistics, Cabrera averaged 310.9 yards driving off the tee, which gave him shorter approach shots, which allowed him to somewhat neutralize the course’s punishing roughs.

While that method worked for Cabrera, it is difficult to imagine McIlroy using the same approach because he has been preaching patience all week long.

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