Irish Open focus for Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy

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Northern Ireland’s Grame McDowell and Rory McIlroy both said they would take the positives from a disappointing US Open to this week’s Irish Open in Fota Island, Cork.

McIlroy finished with a three-over par 73 in Sunday’s final round to leave him with a clubhouse total of six over at the event in Pinehurst which Martin Kaymer was poised to win.

McDowell shot a level-par 70 yesterday to finish seven over.

Both were expected to finish in the top 30.

McDowell said he would take the “positive vibes” from his weekend to Cork.