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A 3-shot lead on a devilishly exhausting course could be seen two methods. (i) It’s exhausting to make up lots of pictures by way of the catching pack making a bunch of birdies, and (ii) on such a difficult observe pictures could be misplaced so simply that three pictures is nothing.

So it is dependent upon whether or not you’re a glass-half full or a glass-half empty individual regards Rory McIlroy’s probabilities of chasing down Bryson DeChambeau’s lead heading into this night’s closing spherical at Pinehurst, a course, one suspects, lots of these golfers received’t be in a rush to go again to (not less than not when it’s arrange because it has been this week).

McIlroy mentioned coming into this US Open that he feels he’s by no means been near breaking that 10-year main drought. And his first three rounds in North Carolina have illustrated that that perception was removed from misplaced. He’s performed brilliantly, his lag placing and brief recreation have been pretty much as good as something and he’s inside hanging distance of the American.

But DeChambeau has been only a stage above the remainder of the sphere these previous three days and one suspects will probably be extra a case of him tripping up than a surge from behind if the ‘Mad Scientist’ isn’t to win his second US Open and main.

Whatever occurs McIlroy is out to benefit from the strain and enjoyable.

”I’m embracing the questions that the golf course asks of you,” McIlroy mentioned. “It tests your chipping. It tests your putting. It obviously tests your mental fortitude more than any other golf tournament.

”It’s a mode of golf I’ve began to try to embrace over these previous few years.

”I’m just about in the identical place that I used to be final 12 months going into the ultimate day and hopefully I produce the golf that’s wanted to go one higher,” he added, referring to his US Open runner-up end in 2023.

Stay right here to seek out out whether or not the Northern Irishman can break the 10-year duck and for all of the motion from Pinehurst No 2.