June 19, 2011
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.