Rampant Rory's Records
Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy tore through the field to win his first Major – The US Open – by a mammoth eight shots.
In doing so he broke a number of records to put the agony of his Masters implosion in April well and truly behind him.
Rory’s US Open Records
• McIlroy’s total of 268 strokes breaks the 72-hole US Open scoring record of 272 previously held by four players - Jack Nicklaus, 1980; Lee Janzen, 1993; Tiger Woods, 2000; Jim Furyk, 2003.
• His total of 16 under par breaks the 72-hole US Open record for most strokes under par previously at 12-under held by Tiger Woods in 2000
• At 22 years, 1 month, 15 days, McIlroy is the youngest US Open champion since Bob Jones, 1923, at 21 years, 3 months, 28 days. He is also the second-youngest player to win a major championship in past 80 years behind Tiger Woods, who was 21 years, 3 months, 15 days when he won the 1997 Masters.
• With the victories by McIlroy and Graeme McDowell, both from Northern Ireland, this is the first time there have been back-to-back non-US winners from the same country since Alec Ross (1907) and Fred McLeod (1908), both from Scotland
• McIlroy is the third player from Northern Ireland to win a major championship, joining Graeme McDowell at the 2010 U.S. Open and Fred Daly at the 1947 British Open
• McIlroy and Robert Garrigus became the seventh and eighth players in US Open history to shoot four sub-par rounds in one championship joining Sam Snead, 1947; Billy Casper, 1966; Lee Trevino, 1968; Tony Jacklin, 1970; Lee Janzen, 1993 and Curtis Strange, 1994
• McIlroy became the fourth player in US Open history to shoot four rounds in the 60s joining Lee Janzen, 1993; Lee Trevino, 1968 and Billy Casper, 1966
• He is the seventh start-to-finish winner in US Open history joining Walter Hagen, 1914; Jim Barnes, 1921; Ben Hogan, 1953; Tony Jacklin, 1970; Tiger Woods, 2000 and 2002
• He hit 62 of 72 greens in regulation, the most in a US Open since the stat has been tracked
• The Northern Irishman was 11-under on par 4s, breaking the previous record of 4-under by five players since the statistic has been tracked. (Ernie Els, 1997; Tiger Woods, 2000; Jim Furyk, 2003; Phil Mickelson, 2004; Davis Love III, 2010)
• McIlroy was the first player in US Open history to reach 13-under-par, 14-under-par, 15-under-par, 16-under-par and 17-under-par.