**MANDATORY CREDIT: USGA** Rory McIlroy is targeting a fast start to the 120thUS Open as he seeks to add further credence to golf's so-called 'NappyFactor'. New fathers have been seen to experience an unusually high rate ofsuccess and McIlroy is hoping that rings true as he seeks to end a six-yearmajor drought, either at Winged Foot this week or in the Masters in November.With a home in Florida and an American wife it will be the 'Diaper Factor'getting the credit if McIlroy can claim a second US Open title on Sunday, butthe world number four is well aware he needs to get himself high on theleaderboard from the outset.
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Rory McIlroy and wife Erica Stoll are new parents. The happy couple welcomed a baby girl into the world on Monday. According to CNN, the baby was born Jupiter Medical center in South Florida. The pro golfer and his wife named their new bundle of joy Poppy Kennedy McIlroy. McIlroy and Stoll were married in 2017. This is the couple's first child.
Rory McIlroy concedes he cannot use his unease at playing without crowds as anexcuse as he looks to end his lengthy major drought in the US PGAChampionship. McIlroy has struggled to perform to his best in the PGA Tour’sfan-free environment since it returned in June, recording a best finish of11th in five events since the restart.
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Tiger Woods is confident he can win a 16th major title in the US PGAChampionship, despite heading into the event with just four competitive roundsunder his belt since mid-February. “Of course,” Woods answered with a smilewhen asked with the final question of his pre-tournament press conference ifhe could win at TPC Harding Park.
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The course had been a regular stop on the PGA Tour Champions since 2001, hosting the 3M Championship through 2018. With that event's conclusion, TPC Twin Cities undertook renovations to prepare itself..