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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, tees off on the third hole during the final round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, tees off on the 14th hole during the third round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Saturday, June 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, reacts after making his birdie putt on the 11th hole during the third round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Saturday, June 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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U.S. Open leader Rory McIlroy, 22, (14-under) and Jason Day, 23, (5-under) are young golfers ready to lead the youth movement in the sport. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)/(AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, reacts after making his birdie putt on the 11th hole during the third round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Saturday, June 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, watches his drive from the fifth tee during the third round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Saturday, June 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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The crowd watches Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland's shot on the 18th hole during the second round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Friday, June 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, walks off the 18th hole during the second round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Friday, June 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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U.S. Open leader Rory McIlroy is cheered by the crowd as he makes his exit from the course, after finishing the up day on the 18th green during the second round of the 2011 U.S. Open Congressional, in Bethesda, Md., Friday, June 17, 2011, and the first day of competition. McIlroy finished 5-under par today and 11-under par for the tournament so far. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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U.S. Open leader Rory McIlroy reacts after finishing the up day on the 18th green during the second round of the 2011 U.S. Open Congressional, in Bethesda, Md., Friday, June 17, 2011, and the first day of competition. McIlroy finished 5-under par today and 11-under par for the tournament so far. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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U.S. Open leader Rory McIlroy chips onto the 18th green during the second round of the 2011 U.S. Open Congressional, in Bethesda, Md., Friday, June 17, 2011, and the first day of competition. McIlroy finished 5-under par today and 11-under par for the tournament so far. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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U.S. Open leader Rory McIlroy arrives to tee off at the first hole during the second round of the 2011 U.S. Open Congressional, in Bethesda, Md., Friday, June 17, 2011, and the first day of competition. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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U.S. Open leader Rory McIlroy watches the flight of his ball as he tees off at the first hole during the second round of the 2011 U.S. Open Congressional, in Bethesda, Md., Friday, June 17, 2011, and the first day of competition. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Rory McIlroy (left) shakes hands with playing partner Phil Mickelson (right) as they make their exit from the ninth green after a day on the links, on the fourth day of the 2011 U.S. Open Congressional, in Bethesda, Md., Thursday, June 16, 2011, and the first day of competition. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Tournament leader Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, hands his putter to his caddie after sinking a birdie put during the first round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Thursday, June 16, 2011. (Rod Lamkey, Jr./The Washington Times)

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Tournament leader Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, hits a tee shot on the 8th hole during the first round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Thursday, June 16, 2011. He finished with a 6-under 65. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Tournament leader Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, tees off on the par 3, 7th hole during the first round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Thursday, June 16, 2011. He finished with a 6-under 65. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, looks over his putt on the 11th green during the first round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Thursday, June 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, drops his ball on the first green during a practice round for the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Tuesday, June 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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DREW ANGERER/THE WASHINGTON TIMES Rory McIlroy said there were lessons he took from his final-round 80 in the Masters after holding the 54-hole lead. "I think the more you get yourself into that position, the more you deal with it better," he said.