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Tiger, Phil and Bubba together won't create a zoo or anything!

I look forward to the U.S. Open pairings every year and they certainly don’t disappoint this year.  The USGA likes to have fun with the pairings for the first two rounds and it’s transparent about putting together guys with a random commonality and grouping marquee threesomes.

Of course, the two that grabbed my attention the most were: Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson, and Luke Donald, Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood.

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McIlroy trying to track down his game

Rory McIlroy was visibly frustrated with himself and his game last week at the European PGA Championship, where he shot 74-79 to miss his second consecutive cut. McIlroy isn’t accustomed to having the weekend off, which has also reduced his number of competitive rounds.

The 23-year-old reigning U.S. Open champ admitted to feeling unprepared for Wentworth and told reporters he needed to reassess his game plan as he aims to defend his title at this year’s challenging and extremely difficult venue, the Olympic Club. In addition to the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village, he’s also committed to play the FedEx St. Jude in Memphis, departing from his usual week-off (or more) before a major (he feels he plays better right out the gate).

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