McIlroy Wins U.S. Open, Shoots Record Score
POSTED: Sunday, June 19, 2011 - 5:48pm
UPDATED: Sunday, June 19, 2011 - 5:50pm
On another brilliant day of golf, Rory McIlroy ran away with the U.S. Open title, winning by eight shots and breaking the tournament scoring record by a whopping four strokes.
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
Jason Day finished at 8 under, good for second place in his second straight major.
Two months ago, McIlroy blew a four-shot lead on the last day at the Masters.
But there was never any sign of a crack in this one.
The 22-year-old from Northern Ireland started the day with an eight-shot lead and it never got lower.
He became the third player in U.S. Open history to break 70 in all four rounds.