Rory McIlroy remains silent and declines interview requests after his chip shot blunder on the final hole at the U.S. Open

McIlroy canceled a pre-tournament press conference and walked past the media after completing his round without taking questions

The chip shot blunder on the 18th green conjured up memories of retired New York Giants punter Sean Landeta missing a punt in a playoff game

Landeta, unlike McIlroy, stayed to talk to the media and described his failed punt due to gusty wind conditions

The duel between McIlroy and Brooks Koepka, one of the prominent players of LIV Golf, was lackluster with Koepka struggling to recover from an early bogey

McIlroy had a strong round with five birdies on the front nine but faced disappointment with the chip shot error on the final hole

McIlroy's silence and avoidance of the media have raised questions about his mindset and handling of the situation