Rory McIlroy Falls Short At U.S. Open After Series Of Missed Putts

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

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UNIVERSITY PLACE, WASHINGTON (105.3 The Fan/AP) — Rory McIlroy went out in 33 on Saturday and was at 2 over for the tournament after his first nine holes, poised for a possible charge back up the leaderboard at the U.S. Open.

His inability to make putts on the back nine at Chambers Bay left McIlroy back where he started, “Whenever you start to miss a couple you start to get a little tentative. You start to doubt yourself. You start to doubt the greens a little bit. And then it just sort of — it snowballs from there,” McIlroy said after his round of 70. “I holed a few nice ones early on, but once I missed a couple it got into my head and couldn’t really get out of it.”

McIlroy’s third round was filled with crisp, clean ball striking, following by…

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