“Great day until it wasn’t:” Rory McIlroy opens up on U.S. Open collapse for first time

Rory McIlroy has spoken for the first time since his demoralizing collapse at Pinehurst No. 2 last month.

Ahead of this week’s Genesis Scottish Open, the tournament he won in dramatic fashion a year ago, McIlroy called the final round of this year’s U.S. Open a “great day until it wasn’t.” McIlroy sat at 8-under and held a one-shot advantage over Bryson DeChambeau with four holes to play, but he made three bogeys down the stretch to lose by one, thus continuing his decade-long major championship drought.

“I did things on that Sunday that I haven’t been able to do in the last couple of years. I took control

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