12 Jun 2014

McIlroy favourite for US Open

5:58 am on 12 June 2014

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy is ranked ahead of the world number one Adam Scott for the second major championship of the year, the US Open starting tonight at Pinehurst in North Carolina.

Scott's best finish at a US Open is 15th.

The third favourite is the American left hander Phil Mickelson.

The only New Zealander in the field, Steven Alker starts his tournament at 4.30 tomorrow morning New Zealand time.