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McIlroy Determined to Cultivate Nasty Side

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Rory McIlroy walks in with that famous mop of hair as his only entourage, shakes hands, smiles warmly and starts talking about how he doesn’t want to be nice anymore.

The freshly minted U.S. Open champion has been on a whirlwind round of promotional commitments since he charmed the crowd and demolished the field at Congressional Country Club en route to an eight-shot victory that was one of the finest performances in the history of major championship golf.

Ten days have passed since his personality, demeanor, and red-hot performance led to chants of “Rorrrr-y” all around Bethesda, Md., so news that he wants to tap into an unpleasant streak within comes as a little bit of a shock.

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