Rory McIlroy talks to Golden Bear

Updated: June 11, 2014, 5:47 PM ET
By Bob Harig | ESPN.com

PINEHURST, N.C. -- There is nothing quite like a chat with the Golden Bear. And in anticipation of this week's U.S. Open, Rory McIlroy took advantage of the opportunity to talk to Jack Nicklaus.

McIlroy, 25, who has had a perplexing trend of 40-plus nine-hole rounds in several tournaments, opened Nicklaus' Memorial Tournament two weeks ago with a 63, followed by a Friday 78 in which he shot 43 on his first nine.

That was one of the subjects during their two-hour conversation last ...

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