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US Open: Rory McIlroy and Billy Horschel settle their differences

Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia may or may not have buried the hatchet but it appears Rory McIlroy and Billy Horschel's long feud has come to an end.

While Tiger Woods, centre, may or may not have buried the hatchet with Sergio Garcia, Rory McIlroy, left, and Billy Horschel, right, appear to have let bygones be bygones.
While Tiger Woods, centre, may or may not have buried the hatchet with Sergio Garcia, Rory McIlroy, left, and Billy Horschel, right, appear to have let bygones be bygones.

While the row between Sergio Garcia and Tiger Woods may or may not finally be over, Rory McIlroy and Billy Horschel certainly appear to have settled their differences as they practised at the US Open yesterday.

McIlroy and Horschel fell out at the Walker Cup in 2007, with the world No 2 turning on the American when the pair met on the final day at Royal County Down.

"I was up against Horschel on the first day, too," McIlroy recalled the following year. "I messed up the last hole and lost to him. I wasn't happy.

"Then I got him again, twice, on the Sunday. His antics were really [annoying].

"For example, he had hit a bunker shot at the 14th in our morning foursome. It was a great shot and finished inches from the cup.

"But he came running down the hill hollering at the top of his voice. He was so loud and so obnoxious."

All in the past. McIlroy and Horschel could be seen talking amicably at 16 alongside Woods as the threesome practiced at Merion for the start of Thursday's US Open.

 

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