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Rory in Portrush ahead of July date

PGA TOUR star Rory McIlroy has heaped praise on the par-5 seventh hole at Royal Portrush’sDunluce Links

PGA TOUR star Rory McIlroy has heaped praise on the par-5 seventh hole at Royal Portrush’sDunluce Links, which will welcome the world’s best golfers when the Open returns for the first time since 1951.

“Visually, it’s spectacular,” said the 2014 champ in a video released by the R&A. “How they’ve cut this hole through the dunes, they’ve made it look as though the hole has been here since the course was built.”

McIlroy said there was “something about this place” that felt close to him.

“It’s always been a special place for me and I have those memories of my dad playing here when I was a kid. I first met Darren Clarke here when I was ten years old on my birthday, so it’s been a really cool place for me.”

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