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    For one day at least, the U.S. Open was wide open. Five of the top six on the leaderboard played their way onto The Country Club course through qualifying. The other was four-time major winner Rory McIlroy, who slammed and tossed aside his clubs during the round but also made enough shots with them to remain just one stroke off the lead. McIlroy shot a 3-under 67 to end the day in a five-way tie for second behind Adam Hadwin, a 34-year-old Canadian who only secured a spot in Brookline eight days earlier.

    On the oval in front of the clubhouse at The Country Club, Phil Mickelson took part in a press conference on American soil for the first time since taking time away from golf in February.


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    Six-time major champion Phil Mickelson has refused to confirm or deny that he has been banned from the PGA Tour. The golfer recently admitted that he made “reckless” comments about Saudi Arabia’s regime and is “learning lessons”. The 51-year-old is taking part in the $25 million LIV Golf Inv…

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