Sunday, 19 June 2011
McIlroy was engineering nothing short of a mass conversion, the galleries were watching a 22 year-old execute a strategy for dominating the US Open precisely how he wanted it.
Rory McIlroy wins the U.S. Open for first major, breaking tournament records.
McIlroy shot 2-under 69 Sunday to close the four days at Congressional at 16-under 268, shattering a U.S. Open scoring record held by four players, including Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods.
He became only the third player in US Open history to fire all four rounds in the 60s and he was the youngest winner of the tournament since Bobby Jones in 1923.
Luke Donald hailed the play of Rory McIlroy after ending his own disappointing US Open with a two-under 69.