Oh to be young and at the Open


FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – Ireland's Rory McIlroy, two groups in front of Phil Mickelson, said he was entertained and inspired by all the roars Mickelson created behind him at Bethpage Black.

'It is definitely the best atmosphere I have ever experienced,' said McIlroy, who shot 72. 

McIlroy, 20, said the fans enjoyed teasing him about his youth. They called him 'Kid' and 'Youngster' and 'Big Mac' as he made his way around.