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Rory McIlroy And Sergio Garcia Are Not Happy With The Greens At US Open

Conor O'Leary
By Conor O'Leary
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Golf's world number one Rory McIlroy had a tough day yesterday at the first round of the US Open in Chambers Bay yesterday. Much of the build up to the second major of the year has focused on the course - about how the players have never played a tournament there before, and how different it is compared to anything they have ever seen.

With the first round now consigned to the history books, there was still an air of discontent amongst players, with Rory McIlroy particularly annoyed with the state of the greens - which have been described as not championship standard. McIlroy struggled on the greens as he posted a two-over-par 72 round.

I felt like I played well tee to green and gave myself a lot of looks but did not take advantage of the good shots I was hitting. There were a couple of misreads and a couple of bad strokes in there as well.

It's hard to pick the line and trust it and then you start making tentative strokes and you are not getting a true roll on the ball. I need to work on that before tomorrow's round and see if I can figure something out.

McIlroy wasn't the only player upset with the greens, with Colin Montgomerie expressing his frustration at their condition when he went on to Sky Sports' commentary team after his round. While Sergio Garcia took to twitter to express his annoyance about the state of the greens:


Henrik Stenson and Dustin Johnson share the lead after round one, at -5.

Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE



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