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“Obviously, very different than nine years ago when I was here last,” he said. “(Coore and Crenshaw) have just done a beautiful job of restoring this golf course and presenting it. It plays lovely.”
Rory McIlroy, the 2011 U.S. Open Champion, played Pinehurst No. 2 for the first time on Monday during a pre-championship practice round to prepare for the 2014 U.S. Open.
These are Rory’s first comments about Pinehurst No. 2.
There’s little denying the most hopeful story for many of our readers and those around Pinehurst is for Phil Mickelson to finally capture the elusive U.S. Open, and to do it at Pinehurst No. 2, site of the 2014 U.S. Open. On Monday, June 2, Mickelson came off the 18th green of No. 2 all smiles and raving about the Coore & Crenshaw Restoration.
Sure sounds like he’s ready.
Masters Champion Zach Johnson describes his feelings about the Pinehurst No. 2 restoration, previews the 2014 U.S. Open and reveals what it would mean to him to win at Pinehurst. (Hint: It has to do with Payne…)