Check out Rory McIlroy's special U.S. Open Nike Golf ball
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Check out Rory McIlroy’s special U.S. Open Nike Golf ball

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Rory McIlroy is chasing a fifth-career major this week at the 2016 U.S. Open. He'll look to win a second Open, backing up at Oakmont the title he won in 2011 in softer conditions at Congressional Country Club.

Like at the Masters, Nike Golf has provided McIlroy, as well several other staffers, with custom-printed RZN Tour Platinum golf balls for the major occasion. For McIlroy, his ball will have a red Swoosh with the identifying mark "US2" on the ball. That's because, logically, McIlroy is hoping to win U.S. Open No. 2.

Several other players on the Nike staff have custom-printed balls with names and initials of their dads or their children, all in celebration of the Father's Day finish.

Nike Golf has extended this customization to average folks, too, allowing golfers to buy RZN Tour Black, Platinum or dot Platinum balls with a colored Swoosh and identifying mark of their choice.

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