Rory McIlroy 'really struggles' at US Open

2016 06 Rory Mc Ilroy
• Rory McIlroy ties worst US Open round with a 77
• The 27-year-old told Golf Channel he struggled with swing
• Won't tee it up for second round until Saturday morning


Rory McIlroy finished with three consecutive bogeys to tie his worst round at a US Open with a seven-over-par 77 at Oakmont.

The 27-year-old cited swing problems as a reason for his opening round struggle, which finished early on Friday morning, but stats would suggest that the four-time major winner was struggling in all departments.

Fairways hit: 5 out of 14 (36%)
Field average: 58%

Greens hit: 8 out of 18 (44%)
Field average: 56%

No. of putts: 34 (Avg: 1.89)
Field average: 1.73

Afterwards, McIlroy, who is already in real danger of missing the cut as he sits 11 shots adrift of current leader Andrew Landry, told Golf Channel’s Randall Mell:

Rory McIlroy now won't tee off until Saturday morning for his second round after tee times were revised.

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