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Rory story includes plenty of shredded records

Posted on: June 17, 2011 7:30 pm

BETHESDA, Md. -- It's quite a rewrite, to say the least.

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy is a scintillating 11-under par after two rounds of the U.S. Open and already has reached some milestones that no other players have broached in the tournament's panoramic, 111-year history.

It was a momentus Friday at Congressional Country Club. Here's a list of what McIlroy already has accomplished after rounds of 65 and 66:

* His 36-hole total of 11-under 131 is a new record for the lowest U.S. Open score at the halfway point. The previous record was 132, set by Ricky Barnes in 2009 at Bethpage Black.

* The 11-under total is also the lowest number in relation to par after 36 holes, by a whopping three strokes. Barnes and Tiger Woods (Pebble Beach, 2000) were 8 under through 36 holes.

* McIlroy moved to 13 under for the tournament with a birdie on the 17th hole Friday, the lowest in red numbers any player has reached in Open history. Woods and Gil Morgan each had climbed to 12 under at some point at previous Opens.

* He joined Jim Furyk, Morgan, Woods and Barnes as the only players ever to reach double figures under par at the national championship.

* When McIlroy eagled the eighth hole from 114 yards with a wedge, he reached 10-under par in a span of only 26 holes. No player had ever reached double figures under par faster. The previous mark set by Morgan, who required 39 holes.

* McIlroy finished the second round with a six-shot lead over Y.E. Yang, equaling the 36-hole record previously set in 2000 by Woods.

Category: Golf

Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: June 17, 2011 9:48 pm

Rory story includes plenty of shredded records

better article than that "tiger-like" article that i couldnt even read....

this tells is better than all that other garble...

Since: Aug 10, 2007
Posted on: June 17, 2011 8:41 pm

Rory story includes plenty of shredded records

So what are you saying?  He's good?


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