Roory McIlroy’s complete domination over the field at the 2011 US Open was nothing short of magnificent. His eight-stroke victory made him the youngest Us Open winner in 88 years and was the eighth first-time major winner out of the last nine.
Anyone who watched would it agree it was stunning to watch and the performance is only underlined when you consider Australian Jason Day’s position.
For the second straight major championship, Jason Day has again finished in second spot with an fantastic bogey-free weekend of golf. His score of 8-under par would have won or made a playoff in every previous US Open except for two; Tiger Woods’ win in 2000 (12-under) and this year’s win by McIlroy.
The was a day when a major missing Tiger was disastrous for golf. Watching Rory on the weekend, you’d be forgiven for forgetting he wasn’t even there.