Rory McIlory, of Northern Ireland, acknowledges the gallery after nearly making birdie on the 18th green before finishing -2 for the day and -16 for the tournament to win the U.S. Open championship at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (Rod Lamkey, Jr./The Washington Times)

Photo by: ROD LAMKEY, JR.

Rory McIlory, of Northern Ireland, acknowledges the gallery after nearly making birdie on the 18th green before finishing -2 for the day and -16 for the tournament to win the U.S. Open championship at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (Rod Lamkey, Jr./The Washington Times)