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US Champ McIlroy: I'm moving to America.

The US Open champion is not content with coming over and winning at Congressional in June, this time he’s coming to stay.

Rory McIlroy one of the game’s brightest stars revealed on Wednesday that he intends to join the US PGA Tour and set up a home here.

The 22-year-old from Northern Ireland who crushed Tiger Woods previous Open record, winning in Bethesda, Maryland by 8 strokes, has been talking about playing a full schedule here and that America was where he saw his career progressing in the long-term.

"I feel as if I play my best golf over here. I am very comfortable in this country and I am going to look at a few houses in Florida after the PGA Championship," he said, on the eve of the Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio.

"I'm definitely looking at coming back and playing a full schedule here.

"I've thought about it and feel my game really suits playing courses over here,” the world No4 continued.

“I love Quail Hollow, Memorial, Akron. You have the Match Play, Honda, Doral, the Masters. Most of my favourite events seem to be on this side of the pond."

With golf’s former talisman, Tiger Woods, still yet to convince people that he is back to his winning ways, McIlroy’s decision is a huge boost to the US PGA Tour.

"Rory is an immense talent, a personable young man and would be an asset to the Tour,” said Andy Pazder, a PGA Tour executive vice president and chief of Tour operations.

“To have the player that won the US Open by eight shots and captivated a lot of fans in the US and around the world as member next year is very important."

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