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Rory McIlroy Wins US Open With Record-Shattering Performance

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Rory McIlroy shredded the course, lapped the competition and wrote his name in the record book 12 times Sunday during a dazzling 16-under par, 8-stroke US Open victory at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, MD.

Among the US Open records the 22-year-old from Northern Ireland set included the lowest score after 36 rounds, the lowest score after 54 and the lowest total score – a mark he shattered by four strokes.

McIlroy also exercised any demons he may have had left over from the 2011 Masters, where he had entered the final round of that championship with a four-stroke lead,  only to implode with a 80 and end up in fifteenth place.

The US Open’s final scoreboard showed Australian Jason Day in second place, at 8 shots under par.  However, nobody in the field ever really challenged McIlroy, and the only weekend suspense concerned how historic McIlroy’s victory would end up being.

With his victory Sunday, McIlroy picked up a check for $1.44 million, and got to share a Father’s Day hug with his dad, who had traveled from Northern Ireland to Maryland to see his son play.

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