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U.S. Open: For Lee Westwood, a furious rally may not be enough
With McIlroy setting the U.S. Open record for the best 54-hole score Saturday, Westwood’s odds of catching him appear, at best, slim. McIlroy’s meltdown at the Masters in April, when he surrendered the green jacket with a final round of 80, gives Westwood hope.
“You don’t know how Rory is going to do,” said Westwood, cracking that next year’s U.S. Open will be lengthened to 8,000 yards because of McIlroy. “You don’t know how he’s going to deal with the big lead. He had a big lead in a major and didn’t deal with it well before. There’s pressure on him.”
A roar from the bleachers followed Westwood as he exited No. 18 over the floating bridge crossing dark green water and occasional splashes from turtles. He handed an autographed ball to the standard-bearer, then tossed another ball into the stands. The cheers continued.
Westwood walked away, looking as if he had won.
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