Rory McIlroy paired alongside Scottie Scheffler for US Open challenge

Rory McIlroy paired alongside Scottie Scheffler for US Open challenge

Xander Schauffele also teeing off in marquee threeball McIlroy aiming to end decade-long wait to win fifth major

Rory McIlroy’s latest chance at ending his decade-long chase of a fifth major title will launch under the brightest of spotlights after he was grouped with Scottie Scheffler and Xander Schauffele for the opening two rounds of the US Open.

The Northern Irishman is part of a marquee group featuring the world’s top three players at Pinehurst No 2 in the sand hills of North Carolina. World No 1 Scheffler won his second Masters title in three years at Augusta in April and managed his fifth victory of the season in the Memorial on Sunday, while the second-ranked Schauffele collected a career-first major at the US PGA last month.

Continue reading…