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McIlroy was looking at the wrong time zone when he realized he was running an hour behind. Rollins got him to the Chicago-area golf course in an unmarked car, and McIlroy beat Keegan Bradley as Europe staged a record-tying rally to win.

The car, meanwhile, was to be replaced this year. Instead, the village of Lombard put it up for auction on eBay.

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DIVOTS: According to the USGA, Billy Horschel hit all 18 greens in regulation in the second round. He hit 22 greens in regulation over the last two rounds combined. … Steve Stricker and David Lingmerth were the only players to make par all four rounds on the 18th hole at Merion. … The Web.com has a new season-ending tournament, with Winco Foods signing a three-year deal as title sponsor of the Portland Open. It will be played Aug. 21-24 on the Witch Hollow course at Pumpkin Ridge. … Louis Oosthuizen was at the U.S. Open for one day of competition, at least long enough to show off the new logo on his clothing. He is the latest to become a golf brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz, which also plans to support his junior golf academy in South Africa. … Tiger Woods had a 293, which would have put him into a playoff at Merion with Olin Dutra for the 1934 U.S. Open.

STAT OF THE WEEK: Tiger Woods has not broken 70 in his last 10 rounds, his longest such streak since July 2010.

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FINAL WORD: “It’s not getting any easier as I get older.” _ Steve Stricker, 46, on trying to win his first major championship.

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