17 June 2011

Will Anyone Stop Rory McIlroy at Congressional?

We have seen some great performances at the United States Open Championship, but there hasn't been anything like what Rory McIlroy has done over the first two days at Congressional. At one point he was a whopping 13 strokes under par, the most strokes under par that anyone has ever been at the U.S. Open, which is incredible considering how the U.S. Open is not prone to low scoring. Finishing his first 36 holes under par, he is six strokes ahead of Y.E. Yang. Is there any chance that someone besides the Northern Irishman takes the open this year?
Everyone remembers what happened to McIlroy at the last Major, his epic choke job at Augusta which led to a wild Sunday which resulted in Charl Schwartzel taking the green jacket. But he seems to have put all of that behind him with a breathtaking first couple of days at Congressional.
McIlroy has been hyped as the next great thing in golf but he has truly blossomed earlier than anyone expected. This is a kid that at the age of 22, has led at the Open Championship, the Masters and now the US Open. Golf is looking for a new star as Tiger Woods' seems to be dimming ever so slightly and McIlroy looks to be the next superstar of the golfing world.
Granted we all know how golf can be as proven by his falling apart at Augusta National, but to be honest I would be stunned if McIlroy did not win it.

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