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Tiger targets Rory's record-breaking score
McIlroy claimed his first major with the lowest 72-hole aggregate score (16-under) in US Open history, triumphing by eight shots ahead of second-placed Jason Day.
Woods, who did not play at the 2011 US Open due to injury, will tee it up at Congressional this week for the AT&T National - and he has set his sights on surpassing that 16-under mark.
Woods interrupted a question about what he would like the winning score to be, interjecting with: "Below 16-under? As long as I'm that person, yes."
Meanwhile, Woods has admitted that he has neglected his short-game of late, which he feels explains his disappointing performance across the weekend at this year's US Open: he had 34 putts in the third round and averaged 31 putts a day.
"I would say certainly my short game has been something that has taken a hit, and it did the same thing when I was working with Butch [Harmon, his former coach] and the same thing when I was working with Hank [Haney]," Woods said. "During that period of time, my short game went down, and it's because I was working on my full game.
"Eventually I get to a point where the full game becomes very natural feeling and I can repeat it day after day, and I can dedicate most of my time to my short game again."
When asked about whether he has considered moving to a long putter, Woods said: "I've tried it, and my stroke is infinitely worse. It's just not good. I like the flow of my stroke. I like how I putt.
"Putting with anchoring or even different configurations of a standard grip, my stroke doesn't flow at all. I think I've done all right with mine, and I think I'm going to stick with it."