Rory McIlroy Enjoys a Day of Fantasy

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Earlier this week he had looked the picture of youthful ambition, just another kid with stars in his eyes as he talked to us about his hopes for this Open Championship. Today, however, Rory McIlroy seemed older, wiser and, yes, even more relevant to what is going on here in this fabled corner of Fife.

No one had arrived in St Andrews more full of themselves, no one happier to talk about how they really believed, really, really believed, that this week was probably destined to be theirs to caress and to take home and to place, giggling, on a mantelpiece while everyone gathered around and drank a bit and laughed even more at the wonderfulness of it all.

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