US Open Golf Predictions 2012: Why Rory McIlroy Will Capture Open Crown

Trevor Lowry@@TheTrevorLowryContributor IJune 13, 2012

US Open Golf Predictions 2012: Why Rory McIlroy Will Capture Open Crown

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    The 2012 U.S. Open will most likely not be as easy as last year's Open at the Congressional Country Club, but the winner may very well be the same.

    Rory McIlroy will capture this year's Open crown.

    Records were made to be broken, and McIlroy sure knows all about records at the U.S. Open, since he pretty much shattered many of them in the 2011 U.S. Open.

    Read on to see why McIlroy will come out on top.

He Is the Best Golfer in the World

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    Rory McIlroy is arguably the best golfer in the world. Outside of Tiger Woods, there is really no other golfer that is considered a superstar, except for McIlroy.

    I could watch McIlroy's swing all day. That is how good it is.

    McIlroy turned pro in 2007, and he is already the best golfer in the world. He may be ranked No. 2 in the world rankings, but many people would argue that McIlroy is better than Luke Donald. 

    If there is one player that can challenge Woods as the best golfer, it is McIlroy. 

His Performance Last Year

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    Rory McIlroy was an absolute man in the 2011 U.S. Open.

    He went minus-16, which was the lowest score ever posted in the U.S. Open. Keep in mind that this tournament has been around for more than 100 years.

    The golf world has not seen as impressive a win since Tiger Woods' victory by 15 shots at the 2000 U.S. Open.

    Going into the 2011 U.S. Open, people knew how talented McIlroy was, but his victory just proved that talent even more. 

His Performance in 2012

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    Yes, Rory McIlroy has missed two cuts in just eight PGA tournaments this year, but he has been so good in those other six tournaments.

    In fact, McIlroy has five top-10 finishes this year, including two second-place finishes and one PGA Tour victory. 

    With these great performances, he finds himself at No. 6 in the FedEx points this year.

    Tiger Woods and the field will definitely be some stiff competition for McIlroy, but he will come up big this weekend by winning his second U.S. Open in a row.


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