McIlroy a winner, running away

McIlroy a winner, running away

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, waits to hit on the 10th tee during the final round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, 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 Woods. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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by EDDIE PELLS

Associated Press

Posted on June 20, 2011 at 2:02 AM

Updated Monday, Jun 20 at 2:02 AM

 

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) -- 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 Woods.

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.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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