WATCH: Rory McIlroy brags "I'm kind of a big deal" as bumps into Brooks Koepka

Rory McIlroy had a statement of intent when he rocked up to Los Angeles Country Club for the final round of the US Open. 

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Sun, 18 Jun 2023
WATCH: Rory McIlroy brags "I'm kind of a big deal" as bumps into Brooks Koepka

Rory McIlroy signalled his intent ahead of the final round of the US Open by telling Brooks Koepka "I'm kind of a big deal" in the car park at Los Angeles Country Club. 

McIlroy, 34, confidently strolled through the players car park before fist-bumping Koepka in his car and making the funny comment in reference to the famous film, Anchorman. 


Here's the clip from Anchorman: 

McIlroy is bidding to capture his ninth career major title and his first in nine years on Sunday at the 123rd US Open.

He's been in buoyant mood all week. 

McIlroy says he feels 'somewhat stress-free' as he looks to win his second US Open title. 

Earlier in the week, McIlroy told the media how nobody wants him to win a fifth career major more than him. 

"I'll always keep coming back," he said. 

Should McIlroy win the US Open, he would join Koepka on five career major titles. 

Koepka chalked up his fifth with a third US PGA victory last month. 

McIlroy and Koepka are very good friends, and regularly practice together in Florida. 

Earlier this season, McIlroy stuck up for Koepka's chances of making the US Ryder Cup team despite his ties to LIV Golf

Koepka also expressed how he misses playing against McIlroy on the PGA Tour

McIlroy is going in search of his first victory of 2023. 

He missed the cut in The Masters in April and finished tied seventh at the US PGA in May. 

McIlroy finds himself just one stroke off the pace on 9-under par heading into the final round of the US Open. 

Koepka is well down the board at level par. 

Rickie Fowler and Wyndham Clark are out in front on 10-under par as the Americans both go in search of their maiden major. 

Scottie Scheffler is in the penultimate group of the final round with McIlroy as the World No.1 looks to win his second career major title.

Scheffler is just three strokes behind heading into Sunday. 

A number of golf fans have blasted the later than usual final-round tee times at the US Open.

For UK fans, the action won't finish until well after 3am. 

Clark himself was not a fan of the late tee times on Saturday, either. 

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