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Promoting PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, rested Rory McIlroy readies for US Open

FILE - In this May 28, 2015, file photo, Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy looks dejected after missing a putt on the ninth hole during the first round of the Irish Open Golf Championship at Royal County Down, Newcastle, Northern Ireland. Returning to the site of what McIlroy considers one of his breakthrough tournaments, the 2010 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, might give the world’s top-ranked golfer an extra confidence boost going into next week’s U.S. Open at Chambers Bay in Washington.  (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, File)

FILE - In this May 28, 2015, file photo, Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy looks dejected after missing a putt on the ninth hole during the first round of the Irish Open Golf Championship at Royal County Down, Newcastle, Northern Ireland. Returning to the site of what McIlroy considers one of his breakthrough tournaments, the 2010 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, might give the world’s top-ranked golfer an extra confidence boost going into next week’s U.S. Open at Chambers Bay in Washington. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, File)  (The Associated Press)

Rory McIlroy needed a break after missing the cut two straight weeks.

Now the world's top-ranked golfer is refreshed headed into next week's U.S. Open at Chambers Bay.

McIlroy made a stop in Kohler, Wisconsin, on Friday to promote the PGA Championship in August at Whistling Straits. It's the site of what McIlroy calls one of his breakthrough tournaments when he finished third in the PGA in 2010.

It's an experience that McIlroy said helped set him up for successes to come.

McIlroy didn't seem too worried about the slump before his week off. He said he was suffering from a little fatigue.