U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy says he is leaning toward becoming a PGA Tour member again.

McIlroy, who gave up his membership this year, said Wednesday at the Bridgestone Invitational that he plays his best golf in America and that he has spoken to tour officials about his plans.

He says he already is looking at places to live in Florida.

McIlroy said last year he wasn't interested in the travel required to play a full schedule on the PGA Tour. He says that changed with the British Open, where he struggled with the wind. McIlroy said he prefers warm sunshine and calm conditions.