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McIlroy Tuning Up For US Open Defense In Memphis

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145548433 McIlroy Tuning Up For US Open Defense In Memphis

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits his tee shot on the par 4 2nd hole during the second round of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance on June 1, 2012 in Dublin, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

MEMPHIS, TN (AP) – Rory McIlroy tends not to play a tournament the week before a major. Then again, he tends not to miss three straight cuts.

With his game in need of a tune up, McIlroy added the St. Jude Classic to his schedule to play a few more competitive rounds before the U.S. Open.

McIlroy is among 29 players in Memphis getting ready for the Open, even though no one has won a PGA Tour event and then the U.S. Open the following week.

McIlroy said Wednesday he’s just trying to turn his game around and is happy to have the chance to play another tournament before heading to The Olympic Club.

He flew to San Francisco and spent four days at Olympic after missing the cut last week at Memorial.

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