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Rory McIlroy is out to trump Tiger Woods and rule US


By Graham Luney

Rory McIlroy says he's in the mood to regain the US Open title and smash America's stranglehold on golf's biggest prizes.

The United States hold the Ryder Cup, Solheim Cup, Presidents Cup, Walker Cup and Curtis Cup, while American players possess all four Majors and make up half of the world's top 10.

Holywood ace McIlroy, the 2011 champion, will begin his US Open challenge at Shinnecock Hills in New York today and he plans to silence American giants such as Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Tiger Woods.

"A lot of these guys have got to know Tiger and been able to say, 'Okay, this is what he does'," said McIlroy. "And we mightn't be able to achieve everything that he has, but you can at least try. I feel good about my game. I have a win this year, which is great, and have got myself into contention quite a few times and I would love to do that again."

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