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Fans hold out their hands to try to to touch tournament leader Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland as he makes his way from the practice range to the first tee before starting his final round at the U.S. Open. McIlroy went on to win by finishing with a tournament-record score of 268. "What he is doing is pretty special," said world No. 1 Luke Donald.

PHOTOGRAPHS BY DREW ANGERER/THE WASHINGTON TIMES Fans hold out their hands to try to to touch tournament leader Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland as he makes his way from the practice range to the first tee before starting his final round at the U.S. Open. McIlroy went on to win by finishing with a tournament-record score of 268. "What he is doing is pretty special," said world No. 1 Luke Donald.

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