US Open: Rich Beam and Brad Faxon talk about Rory McIlroy’s good start in Brooklyn

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Rory McIlroy says he is in ‘a good place mentally’ after earning an impressive opening run with three under level 67 at the US Open.

Rory McIlroy says he is in ‘a good place mentally’ after earning an impressive opening run with three under level 67 at the US Open.

Brad Faxon and Rich Beam paid tribute to Rory McIlroy after his impressive opening run at the US Open, as the former World no. 1-player started strong in his bid to win a fifth major title and first major title since 2014.

The Northern Irishman followed up Sunday’s RBC Canadian Open victory with a solid performance at The Country Club, combing four birds and delivering several impressive saves to earn a share of the early lead for the second consecutive Grand Slam .

McIlroy’s only problem came when he found it difficult to handle his approach to the last hole and then did not go up and down, with Fickson – who is part of the former World No. as disappointing as it sounds.

Best event from Rory McIlroy's impressive opening round that gave him an early share of the lead at the US Open.

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Best event from Rory McIlroy’s impressive opening round that gave him an early share of the lead at the US Open.

Best event from Rory McIlroy’s impressive opening round that gave him an early share of the lead at the US Open.

“He continued his big series like last week in Canada, where he put in brilliantly,” said Faxon. Sky Sports News. “I think he played with a certain amount of enthusiasm and a little inspiration. We saw some anger while we were playing and I really think the ghost in the latter will probably help him.

“It will allow him to stay a little upset and maybe play a little more passionately. We know how important this is to him, especially as a world president, so adding another national title to his resume would be pretty good too!

Brad Faxon, coach of Rory McIlroy, believes his victory at the Canadian Open was the biggest of his career.

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Brad Faxon, coach of Rory McIlroy, believes his victory at the Canadian Open was the biggest of his career.

Brad Faxon, coach of Rory McIlroy, believes his victory at the Canadian Open was the biggest of his career.

“I saw him get angry and we saw how many golfers get angry when they are not there, but McIlroy is working now. He has it all and I think he was probably disgusted by the break he got fifth, and ended up with the ball where she did on the easiest of four on the golf course.

“McIlroy said he had a little extra feather in his stride after winning last week and that builds his confidence, but it’s always hard to defend a title and it’s hard to get through another big run. to go to big run like he did Sunday. I think this is a start for him. He is definitely in a position where he would have taken it at the beginning of the day. “

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No player has won a major title in the week following their PGA victory since McIlroy won in 2014, with Beem admiring the way the no. 3-player in the world followed up his Canadian Open victory with another jubilant performance.

“I have to say it was a great performance from McIlroy, especially since it came after winning in Canada last week,” said Beam. Sky Sports. “Not perfect, not wonderful, but really strong from the tea to the green.

“You never knew what to expect when you go out and play as well as last week, how do you maintain that momentum? He went out and did exactly what he had to do, and he made two early parallel saves, but maintained the momentum with two sparrows before nine and played a very solid run.

Rory McIlroy threw his frustration on the sand after running into the next dugout on the fifth hole of the US Open.

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Rory McIlroy threw his frustration on the sand after running into the next dugout on the fifth hole of the US Open.

Rory McIlroy threw his frustration on the sand after running into the next dugout on the fifth hole of the US Open.

“I have to say that watching it there, it seemed easy, it sounded relaxing. But having said that, he also had a very good start in the PGA Championship, where he was ahead and faltered a bit the next day and did not expect the same here at all.

“He walked back a bit with the driver today. I think it has something to do with the fact that he wants to make sure he goes out and gives himself the best chance to score, and if he has to lie down a bit at the beginning that day, he’s going to benefit from going in for the weekend . ”

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