Rory McIlroy Is Leading Another Major
By mustang6560 on 6/17/11
Look who's back on top of the U.S. Open leaderboard? Rory McIlroy!

Many people wondered how he would bounce back in his first major since his final round meltdown at The Masters. And boy did he answer emphatically! Rory carded an opening round bogey-free six-under par 65.
"It felt like quite a simple 65," McIlroy said. "I didn't do much wrong."

"I felt comfortable with my game and comfortable on the golf course," McIlroy said. "And when you have that combination like that, everything's OK."
I know I said I'm rooting for Bubba Watson, Sergio Garcia and Graeme McDowell to win, but I've changed my mind. I'm not rooting for Rory McIlroy to win the U.S. Open because he makes things interesting.

Of all the players entered in the field, there are only a few who have the ability to captivate a crowd like Tiger used to. Rory is one of them. If the field is not carefully, Rory may run away with this tournament before it even really starts. He's now -10 under and he's only played eight holes so far today.



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[ comments ]
Backquak says:
GO RORS!!!!
6/17/11
 
oobk says:
I feel like a bandwagon-er, but go Rory!
6/17/11
 
mustang6560 says:
Just read Rory is first player to ever hit double digits under par in second round of US Open:

www.majorschampionships.com/usopen/2011/tourrepo
6/17/11
 
Duke of Hazards says:
yeah, he's making a mockery of Congo. no bogies thru the first 32 holes at a U.S. Open? That's insane. Hope I didn't just jinx him.
6/17/11
 
Matt Otskey says:
I hope you did :)
6/17/11
 
TeT says:
ANY CHANCE YOU CAN FIND RORYS 2nd ROUND EAGLE ON #8 and POST VIDEO OR A HIGHLITE REEL LINK TO the hole played by him. CANT FIND HOW HE DID IT...
6/17/11
 
birdieXris says:
Well... tell you waht. it's not awful. First person to ever reach -13 in a US Open, and probably the fastest to ever lose it. It's a shame, that. I think he'll come back strong and fire another mid 60s round again tomorrow and really put the screws to the rest of the field. He's looking at another record too. Largest 36 hole lead currently held by TW, now he's 8 clear of YE Yang, but yang doesn't go off for another 1/2 hour. This is gonna be good!
6/17/11
 
Kickntrue says:
this isn't golf related enough to get it's own story- but this is whack! gawker.com/5812875/kids-fined-for-operating-lemo As a home-owner in Montgomery Country, MD, I'm embarrassed.
6/17/11
 
Banker85 says:
@kick: there have been way less golf related articles on here so i dont buy that...

That is bogus, i bet the kids banked before they got shut down!
6/17/11
 
Kickntrue says:
im more impressed with the $55k in a weekend with the cars.
6/17/11
 
Trip says:
I might be in the minority here, but I think Rory (a fantastic talent) comes across a bit too cocky for his current record. Put this one away, then make the "it felt like quite a simple 65" comments.
6/17/11
 
falcon50driver says:
Phil Mickelson, Luke Donald, Bubba Watson tied at +7 after 54 holes. Sometimes the ball bounces your way, sometimes it doesn't.
6/19/11
 
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