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Monday, June 20, 2011

Golf : Rory McIlroy wins 2011 US Open by 8 shots

Rory McIlroy has finally held onto his nerve to claim a major golf championship by shooting a 2-under 69 at the Congressional to win the US Open.

After gaining a reputation for being unable to hold onto his nerve in the big events, McIlroy put together an almost faultless four rounds of golf to destroy the competition, and completely tame the golf course.

In complete control of his emotions and his game, McIlroy never slipped up leading from start to finish scoring 65-66-68-69 to finish on 16-under 268, eight shots ahead of Australian Jason Day.

McIlroy's -16 was four shots better than the previous US Open scoring record formerly held by four players, including Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus. McIlroy is just 22 years of age, the same age as Nicklaus when he won the first of his record 18 majors. 

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