Rory McIlroy Emerging Golfer Wins US Open




Rory McIlroy emerging Golfer wins US Open

Rory McIlroy emerging Golfer wins US Open

McIlroy has become the youngest US Open champion since Bobby Jones in 1923 and the youngest major winner since Tiger Woods triumphed at the Masters in 1997. Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy completed a remarkable four days to clinch his first major title with an eight-shot victory in the US Open. The 22-year-old broke a host of scoring records and shot a final-round 69 to end 16 under par at Congressional.

Rory McIlroy is a professional golfer from County Down, Northern Ireland. He has represented Ireland as both an amateur and a professional. He had a successful amateur career, topping the World Amateur Golf Ranking for one week as a 17-year-old in 2007. He had his first win on the European Tour in 2009, and on the PGA Tour in 2010. He has featured in the top ten of the Official World Golf Rankings and represented Europe in the Ryder Cup. He has been cited as the most exciting young prospect in golf and having the potential to become great golfer.

On 17 June in the U.S. Open at Congressional in Bethesda, MD, McIlroy became the first player in the history of the tournament to amass a score of 13-under par at any point in the tournament. He achieved the feat by making a birdie at the 17th hole in the second round. His two day total of 131 (65–66, 11-under par) set a record as the lowest 36-hole total in U.S. Open history. The score was one better than Ricky Barnes’ 132 in 2009. He was also the fastest golfer to reach double digits under par in the U.S. Open, reaching – 10 in 26 holes.

A final round of 69 allowed him to claim his first major championship, winning by eight shots over Jason Day. His 72-hole aggregate score of 268 (16-under) is a new U.S. Open record, beating Tiger Woods’ 272 (12-under) at Pebble Beach in 2000; Jack Nicklaus and Lee Janzen also had held a share of the old record.

He became the second successive Northern Irishman to win the US Open after Graeme McDowell triumphed at Pebble Beach last year and the third major champion after Fred Daly won the Open in 1947. He is also the 11th different major winner in a row and the eighth of those 11 to be clinching their first major title. For the first time in history there have been no American winners in five successive majors.

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