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McIlroy Happy With Merion Conditions

Rory McIlroy believes the Pennsylvania course and its conditions heading into the US Open at Merion will suit him fine as he looks to finally turn his fortunes around and gain some much-needed form.

The world number two has not reached the heights that previous performances had suggested he would since making his big-money switch to Nike, in which he changed all the equipment in his bag to conform to his new employees.

The Northern Irishman has been paired with Masters Champion Adam Scott as well as world number one Tiger Woods in the opening two rounds as the USGA continue their tradition of placing the world’s top three golfers into the same group.

McIlroy is said to be relishing the opportunity to play in such a high-profile group and some wonder if this is the fuel to get him back into gear. Hs poor form throughout 2013 thus far has led to many shaking their heads and questioning the 24-year-olds abilities so McIlroy can win back some support if he does take the bull by the horns and really switches up his game a notch.