McIlroy still confident after first round

Rory McIlroy remains confident he can challenge strongly at the US Open despite carding an opening round three-over-par 73 at the US Open at Merion.

"The stretch coming in is tough but I still feel I played pretty well," said world number two McIlroy.

"Hitting the fairways is the main thing on this course, and then you have opportunities for birdies," added the Northern Ireland player.

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