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Rory McIlroy reveals outfits he's packed for US Open... but will he get to wear them all?

By Claire McNeilly

Rory McIlroy has revealed his colourful outfits for this weekend's US Open - even though he may not get to wear two of them.

In a move that could be regarded as tempting fate, the Northern Ireland golf superstar's sponsor Nike has showcased the clothes he plans to wear at Chambers Bay.

But the 26-year-old has missed the cut in his last two tournaments - including the Irish Open at Royal County Down - and if that bad run of form continues, then 50% of the highly marketable apparel will never see the light of day.

As a former winner of the US Open, however, Rory will be confident of doing well throughout all four days of this year's event.

His attire on the Seattle course will be teal and purple to go with his white hat and Nike Lunar Control 3 iD shoes.

Nike has described it as "a colour palette of white, blue and grey" which will see him looking stylish "as he competes against the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean".

Rory's love life has also taken on a bit of colour recently.

He has been dating American PGA employee Erica Stoll (29), who will no doubt be supporting the four-time Major winner from the sidelines at the US Open. Rory's premature exit at the Irish Open gave him the opportunity introduce Erica to his home crowd.

After a terrific start to the new golf season, which included sparkling wins in the Dubai Desert Classic, the World Matchplay Championship and Wells Fargo Championship, Rory's form dipped at the PGA Championship at Wentworth last month when, as defending champion, he failed to make the last two rounds. Then came the horror first round 80 in the Irish Open -which he was hosting - that led to him making an early exit at Newcastle, much to the disappointment of both himself and thousands of fans.

But, as he showed after following his infamous 'Masters Meltdown' of 2011 with a runaway US Open victory a few weeks later, Rory is pretty good at bouncing back from adversity.

So he remains pretty confident he'll get to wear all those nice Nike clothes this weekend.

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