McIlroy & Woods to play together at US Open


The world's top three players - Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott, have been drawn together for the opening two rounds of the US Open at Merion.

McIlroy, 2011 champion and world number two, will now play alongside world number one Woods and Masters champion Scott for the first 36 hole's of his tournament. 

Meanwhile, the 2010 champion - Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell - has been grouped with American duo Jim Furyk and Zach Johnson.

Luke Donald and Lee Westwood will play together, and will be accompanied by 2012 Ryder Cup team-mate Martin Kaymer, while defending champion Webb Simpson will be joined by Open winner and US Amateur champion Steven Fox.

Woods will also be at the same tournament as Sergio Garcia for the first time since their well-publicised spat at the Players Championship last month, after which the Spaniard was forced to apologise for a remark he made about the American.  

Garcia will be part of a trio that also includes former Open champions Padraig Harrington and Stewart Cink. 

on the European Tour and FedEx St Jude Classic on the PGA Tour finish on Sunday, with the world's top 60 set to take part in the second major of the year.The complete field for the event, which gets underway on Thursday, will be finalised after the Lyoness Open.


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