LONDON (AP) -- Rory McIlroy has returned to Britain, basking in his record-breaking U.S Open triumph and ready for a three-week break before he returns to the course to look for a second straight major victory.
The 22-year-old Northern Irishman flew into London's Heathrow Airport Tuesday morning and is set to make a triumphant homecoming to his native Holywood, near Belfast, either late Tuesday or on Wednesday.
McIlroy has pulled out of the French Open, which starts in Paris from June 30, and will not play again until the British Open at Sandwich, southeast England from July 14-17.
After the celebrations, McIlroy intends to relax with his family following his first major victory -- an eight-shot win at Congressional on Sunday.
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