Posted June 15, 2012 on AP on Fox

CHARLOTTE, NC - MAY 02: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland tee's off at the 6th during the final round of the Quail Hollow Championship at Quail Hollow Country Club on May 2, 2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist A year after posting the lowest score ever to win the U.S. Open and being anointed the latest ''next Tiger Woods,'' Rory McIlroy won't be around for the weekend to defend his title. He shot 77-73 at The Olympic Club and looked like Woods all right - the one who played listlessly en route to missing the cut at Congressional in 2011. And just like Woods a year ago, there was no place to hide afterward. Some 15 minutes after completing his round, McIlroy wolfed down a sandwich hunched over in front of his locker, still wearing his hat and golf shoes. He checked his phone. Next he autographed some posters. Then he packed his clubs. Ten minutes passed, then 15. He changed his shoes and checked his phone again. A day earlier, McIlroy waited out his questioners and said nothing. This time, convinced he was cornered, McIlroy finally turned and walked down the row of lockers to where a handful of reporters waited between him and the ...
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