US Open Golf, Rory McIlroy blows off media after whiffed chip shot on 18

Rory McIlroy had an eventful US Open Golf Week. Despite a fantastic 5-under-par 65, he hurriedly left the scoring tent, ignoring reporters. He may have been disappointed by his missed flop-shot chip on the 18th hole, but he managed to save a bogey with a 15-foot putt. McIlroy, who is three shots behind the leaders Rickie Fowler and Xander Schauffele, avoided interviews all week, including cancelling his scheduled pre-tournament session. Discover U.S. Open, Rory McIlroy blows off media after whiffed chip shot on 18. Discover US Open Golf, Rory McIlroy blows off media after whiffed chip shot on 18.

Additionally, amateur-turned-pro Sam Bennett had a solid round, shooting a 3-under-par 67, just five shots off the lead. Although he finished with two bogeys, Bennett expressed confidence and comfort playing at this level, drawing from his experience at the Masters and other tournaments.

Brooks Koepka, the recent PGA Championship winner, and defending champion Matthew Fitzpatrick both carded 1-over-par 71s. Gordon Sargent emerged as the low amateur with a score of 1-under par.

Phil Mickelson started well but settled for a 1-under-par 69. Bryson DeChambeau, the 2020 U.S. Open winner, shot a 3-under-par 67, positioning himself five shots behind the leaders.

Notably, there were two holes-in-one on the 15th hole, one by Matthiew Pavon in the morning and the other by Sam Burns in the afternoon. Pavon called it a perfect shot and felt honoured to be part of the group of players who achieved a hole-in-one at a U.S. Open.

Additionally, UCLA junior Omar Morales had an impressive 1-over-par 71, enjoying the support of the local crowd and feeling comfortable playing at a course close to home.

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