Rory McIlroy says he would endorse Chambers Bay hosting another U.S. Open.
In about 20 years.
Add him to the list of players who did not exactly champion the 8-year-old course that was supposed to be tailor-made to host the USGA’s marquee event. McIlroy struggled on the barren, bumpy greens all week, right up until his final holes on Sunday.
He made the turn with a front-nine 32 and then birdied three of his first four holes on the back nine to get to 2-under for the tournament. Two late bogeys pushed him to a round of 66 on Sunday.
Still, McIlroy feels good about his game heading to the British Open at St. Andrews next month. He says he’s “not sure if I’ve ever hit the ball that well in a major championship.”
McIlroy won the U.S. Open in 2011. He finished at even-par this year.