2011 US Open Golf: 5 Reasons Rory McIlroy's Run is Best in History
Rory McIlroy Is Playing the Best Four Rounds in the History of Golf
Rory McIlroy is putting on an absolute clinic at the 2011 US Open.
As I am typing this he is currently 17 under par at one of the world’s premier golf tournaments, and let’s keep in mind he is only 22 years old.
McIlroy is single-handedly putting together the best four rounds of golf that I have ever seen in my life, and I have five reasons why I believe this is the best run in history.
1. Past Statistics
McIlroy has the ability to break multiple golf records if he finishes off the last few holes at the US Open strong.
Here’s a look at the records McIlroy is chasing now:
Lowest score in relation to par in a major championship
Lowest score in relation to par in a U.S. Open
Lowest aggregate score in a major championship
Lowest aggregate score in a U.S. Open
Fewest bogeys in a major
McIlroy had been leading on Sunday of a major championship before, the Masters to be exact, when he lost a four- shot lead and shot and 80, which solidified his performance as one of the biggest choke jobs in major championship history.
Not only will McIlroy be completely nullifying out that performance at the Masters, but he will also be solidifying one of the best personal comebacks and redemption stories in sports history.
Rory McIlroy is 22 years old. I don’t need to say anything else to argue this point.
As I stated earlier McIlroy has had to deal with the pressure of the choke job that he pulled in the Masters, but he has also had to deal with the pressure of everybody expecting him to repeat that performance again.
Once people realized that he was in no way looking back McIlroy than had to deal with the pressure of potentially being viewed as the new best player in the world, and he is already a superstar in the eyes of the media and at the very least casual golf fans.
5. The Field
Consider the fact that Rory McIlroy is absolutely destroying the field of some of the greatest golfers in the world.
Forget Phil Mickelson and that storyline, McIlroy has wiped the green with the likes of Y.E. Yang, Lee Westbrook, Luke Donald, Sergio Garcia and many more of the world’s greatest golfers.
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