After missing the cut in three straight tournaments, Rory McIlroy is using his playing time in this week’s FedEx St. Jude Classic as a tune up for next week’s U.S. Open. McIlroy doesn’t usually play a tournament the week before a major, but he said yesterday, ''I feel like that's just what I need ... especially going into next week. But I mean I would love to play well here and obviously try and win the tournament, and that would give me a great confidence boost going into next week.'' McIlroy is part of the Fighting Irish trio on the course today as he is playing with Graeme McDowell and Padraig Harrington. Check out their scores and the rest of the FedEx St. Jude Classic field here.
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