Rory McIlroy unfazed by Tiger Woods-led American challenge at US Open

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• Woods’ revival will inspire compatriots says world No 6
• McIlroy suited to course and says ‘I feel good about my game’

As Tiger Woods continues his resurgence he has been credited with assisting his country’s own golf upswing. The US Open gets under way on Thursday with Americans seeking to maintain a run in which they hold every men’s major and significant transatlantic team trophy.

Such a scenario will always resonate in a Ryder Cup year. The man Europe will place the most faith in when the USA visit France in September, Rory McIlroy, believes the return of Woods has had a positive impact on the country’s golfers. Woods, amid his compelling return from back surgery, tees off at Shinnecock Hills at 6.47pm (BST) seeking to add a 15th major to his CV.

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Written by Ewan Murray at Shinnecock Hills
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