McIlroy wins US Open

09:25, June 20, 2011      

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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland won the 111st US Open at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland, on Sunday.


Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy hits from the fourth tee during the third round of the 2011 U.S. Open golf tournament at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland, June 18, 2011. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

The 22-year-old won the title with a tournament record 16-under-par total of 268, carding a final round of 69 to win by eight strokes from Jason Day of Australia who closed with a 68.

It was McIlroy's first win in a major.

Following is the factfile on US Open winner Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland:

Born - May 4, 1989

Age - 22

Place of Birth - Holywood, Northern Ireland

Height - 5'9" (1.75m)

Weight - 160 lbs (73 kgs)

Home - Holywood, Northern Ireland

Turned pro - 2007

Joined European Tour - 2008

Joined US PGA Tour - 2010

European Tour wins - 2

US PGA Tour wins - 2

Major wins - 1 (2011 US Open)

Ryder Cup (Europe) - 2010 (winners)

He hit a 40- yard drive when he was two years old.

Source: Xinhua
 
 
     
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
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