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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland chips onto the practice green during a practice round for the British Open golf championship at Royal St George's in Sandwich, southern England on Thursday, July 12.
SANDWICH, England - It was the calm before the storm for Rory McIlroy on Tuesday as he sauntered into blustery Royal St George's fully comfortable with his role as favorite for this week's British Open.
By the time the 22-year-old tees off at 08.09GMT on Thursday morning "Rory Mania" will be in full swing, with heaving galleries following his every move. Continue reading.