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'Surreal' to be at Portrush for the Open, says Rory McIlory

Rory McIlroy has said he doesn’t see himself as ‘that centre of attention’ despite rocketing expectations that the Northern Irishman could secure a home win at the Open this week.

The four-time major winner was born and raised 65 miles away in Holywood, just outside Belfast, and has been a regular visitor to Royal Portrush since his early childhood.

He shot a course-record there as a teenager in 2005 and, with Open finishes of fifth, fourth and second in the last three years, the 30-year-old is the bookies’ favourite to lift the Claret Jug on Sunday.

Rory McIlroy takes comfort in familiarity of Portrush on Open return

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