WATCH: Rory McIlroy drills a stinger that keeps on rolling

Rory McIlroy hits his tee shot on the fourth hole during the first round of the US. Open golf tournament

Rory McIlroy at his best is quite the player to behold and he has shown glimpses of that this season, especially at the US Open at Pinehurst.

McIlroy hit an incredible low stinger to keep his ball below the treeline and out of the wind.

He also landed it on the fairway and saw it run and run.

Check out the incredible shot below.

McIlroy started the US Open on the charge with a bogey-free first round.

“It’s nice to see your name at the top of the leaderboard after the first day of a US Open,” McIlroy told Sky Sports.

“I felt like I played a really solid, controlled round of golf… I just stayed disciplined and when I got myself in trouble, I took my medicine, two-putted.

“This is the whole thing about a US Open, it’s trying to keep clean scorecards like this. I’m pretty sure I’m not going to keep it bogey-free for the rest of the week… but it’s not about how many birdies you make, it’s about how many bogeys you don’t make.

“I had a run of pars from the 11th through to 15th where I had chances and wasn’t able to convert. But I feel like the patience I showed over those five holes was rewarded with two birdies in the last three – a great way to finish.”

He hopes that a good start will stand him in good stead going forward.

“I went through a run for a while where my starts at major championships weren’t very good,” he told reporters after his opening round.

“I probably got myself a little too worked up at the start of the week.

“But back to the (US) PGA, I opened with a five-under there at Valhalla. Even going all the way back to this tournament last year, I opened with a low one.

“Certainly the major championships that I’ve won or the ones that I’ve played well at, I’ve always seemed to get off to a good start, and it’s nice to get off to another one.”

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