McIlroy Wins U.S. Open

Rory McIlroy won the 2011 U.S. Open yesterday at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda.

The young, twenty-two year old McIlroy shot a par -35 on the back nine, winning by eight strokes to become the youngest U.S. Open champion in nearly a century.

Mark Gray of SportsGroove TV chats with golf analyst Michael Williams on the historic win.

Days before the Open, McIlroy visited Haiti. The island is still recovering from a devastating earthquake of nearly one year ago. In the grand scheme of things,golf doesn't seem all that major. (Unless you win millions at the U.S. Open and use part of your winnings to help those less fortunate than yourself).

This year's major Washington, D.C. golfing event was void of Tiger Woods, who won just two years ago. Woods continues to suffer from injuries,(and setbacks) since his divorce from wife, Elin over his widely publicized infidelity, and hasn't won a major in over three years.


McIlroy Fast Facts

At 22, McIlroy became the youngest U.S. Open champion since Bobby Jones won the 1923 U.S. Open at 21 years.

His new scoring records are just days (even hours) old:

• Fastest to double-digits under par (26 holes);
• Largest 36-hole lead (T-6);
• Low first-36 holes (131);
• Most strokes under par for 36 holes (-11);
• Low first-54 holes (199);
• Most strokes under par for 54 holes (-14);
• Low 72-hole total (268); and
• Most strokes under par for 72 holes (-16).



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