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2011 U.S. Open: Rory McIlroy Sets 36 Hole Record at -11 Par at Congressional

It’s early in the Friday action at the 2011 U.S. Open but Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy is already making his mark on the history books. Rory shot a second round 66 to vault himself to -11 par, setting a new 36 hole U.S. Open record.

What’s even more impressive is the fact that McIlroy made a double-bogey on 18 and still shot his 66, and now has extended his lead to eight strokes over Y.E. Yang at -3 who is still yet to tee off. Rory told ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi that he’s just trying to play to his spots, and remain agressive no matter what. Here’s a telling quote from Ror’s post-round interview:

“Every time I’m in a position to win a major I’m becoming more and more comfortable each time.”

Unfortunately the precedent has been set after his meltdown at the Masters earlier this year, but I’m hoping he can cruise his way to a Tiger-esque 1997 Masters win where he literally can waltz his way to the clubhouse on Sunday.

Not looking good for the Americans taking home their National Championship.

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