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Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy hoists the U.S. Open trophy at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda on Sunday, June 19, 2011, after running away from the field, finishing with a tournament best-ever 16 under par. (The Washington Times)

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, hugs his father Gerry McIlroy after winning the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, holes a par putt on the 18th green to win the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, holes a par putt on the 18th green to win the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Rory McIlory, of Northern Ireland, acknowledges the crowd on the18th fairway before he went on to finish -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)

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Rory McIlory, of Northern Ireland, reacts 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)

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, tees off on the 12th hole during his final round in the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, acknowledges the gallery as he walks down the 10th fairway during the final round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, acknowledges the gallery on the 18th green before his final putt to win the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, holes a par putt on the 18th green to win the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Tournament leader Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, hits a shot on the sixth hole under during his final round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Tournament leader Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, sinks a putt on the fifth hole to save par and stay at 16 under during his final round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Tournament leader Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, tees off on the par-3 second hole during final round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Tournament leader Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, walks down the first fairway during his final round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Fans hold out their hands 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 of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland, waves to the gallery on the 10th green during the final round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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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)

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, waits to putt on the 18th green to win the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, reacts to his putt on the fifth green during the final round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, tees off on the third hole during the final round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)