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Rory McIlroy tries to recreate Payne Stewart's winning U.S. Open putt (his celebration definitely needs some work)

By Luke Kerr-Dineen

It seems the week before the U.S. Open is perfect for recreating some of golf's most memorable shots. Jordan Spieth did it on Monday -- recreating his hole-out from the bunker at the 2013 John Deere -- and now, it's Rory's turn.

In a practice round at Pinehurst on Tuesday, Rory dropped a ball in the same spot where Payne Stewart holed his winning putt in 1999 and almost knocked it in the hole himself. His celebration, though, leaves a lot to be desired.


In case you need a refresher, here's Payne's putt: