US Open: Rory McIlroy ‘excited to be in the mix’ entering final two rounds
Rory McIlroy is excited to compete for the title in the final two rounds of the United States Open in Brooklyn.
The 33-year-old Northern Irishman was third in the first half, one ball ahead of U.S. Open champions Colin Morikawa and Joel Dahmen.
He started the third round with American Aaron Wise at 20:23 GMT.
“I played better than I played for a long time,” the champion said four times.
The Canadian Open champion last weekend, McIlroy, has not won a major since the 2014 PGA Championship.
However, it will be difficult for him to add four players in total, and tie him up with Wise, reigning Spanish champions John Rahm, Hayden Barkley of America and Beau Hossler.
This week, I need to start with the attitude that I will try to win again. ”
“I have a lot of experience. Yes, I have won big tournaments and other big events, but just because I did it does not mean that my swing or swing in golf is better.
“I’m in good shape. I’m very happy with my game and I think that’s the most important thing.”
McIlroy said he was happy to see Morikawa and Grand Slam champion Ramsey fit in together, while Masters champion Scotty Scheffler was left behind.
“You want to compete with the best to get the best version of yourself,” he said.
“Seeing Colin and John and Scotty and things out there, big golf tournaments are like that. That’s the game.
“I definitely do not want it to be easy. I want these guys to go out and get to 65, so I have to get to 64.
“This is the competition; this is the essence of this game. I look forward to playing this weekend.”