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The golfers passed on the footbridge without a word.
Down the stretch at the U.S. Open, most viewers will be focused on Rory McIlroy and whether he'll be able to exorcise his Masters demons while a pack of golfers chase him.
Rory McIlroy set another record at the U.S. Open on Saturday, making a birdie on the 14th hole to become the first player in the history of the tournament to reach 14-under par.
When Rory McIlroy blew his lead on the back nine at the Masters, Charl Schwartzel pounced on the green jacket. Jason Day and Adam Scott couldn't keep up with Schwartzel's birdies down the stretch and wound up tied for second.When Rory McIlroy blew his lead on the back nine at the Masters, Charl Schwartzel pounced on the green jacket. Jason Day and Adam Scott couldn't keep up with Schwartzel's birdies down the stretch and wound up tied for second.
So far, the U.S. Open belongs to Rory McIlroy. But during third round action on Saturday, Webb Simpson managed to steal a few headlines. Simpson shot a five-under par 66 in the third round on Saturday, after shooting 75 in round one and 71 in round two, and barely making the cut at 4-over par.
After some impressive scrambling over the first few holes, Rory McIlroy found what so many others had already discovered Saturday at the U.S. Open _ birdies were there for the taking.
His 43-match winning streak broken but his well-known sense of humor still intact, Novak Djokovic was ready for some tough questions on the eve of Wimbledon.
The Rory McIlroy chase is on.
A comfortable, ever-growing lead at the U.S. Open ensured the big picture wasn't quite what Rory McIlroy wanted to occupy his mind with Saturday.