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Rory McIlroy set another record at the U.S. Open on Saturday, making a birdie on the 14th hole to become the first player in the history of the tournament to reach 14-under par.
He hasn't won one major yet, though that will surely change on Sunday unless Rory McIlroy has a meltdown of monumental proportion. One day the record will reflect that his march to greatness began with a U.S. Open title won in such a romp that by the final round his fellow pros had dropped any pretense of having a chance to beat him.
When Rory McIlroy blew his lead on the back nine at the Masters, Charl Schwartzel pounced on the green jacket. Jason Day and Adam Scott couldn't keep up with Schwartzel's birdies down the stretch and wound up tied for second.When Rory McIlroy blew his lead on the back nine at the Masters, Charl Schwartzel pounced on the green jacket. Jason Day and Adam Scott couldn't keep up with Schwartzel's birdies down the stretch and wound up tied for second.
Rory McIlroy made three birdies over the first 12 holes to expand his U.S. Open lead to eight shots during a third round that felt more like a regular day on tour than the toughest test in golf.
So far, the U.S. Open belongs to Rory McIlroy. But during third round action on Saturday, Webb Simpson managed to steal a few headlines. Simpson shot a five-under par 66 in the third round on Saturday, after shooting 75 in round one and 71 in round two, and barely making the cut at 4-over par.
After some impressive scrambling over the first few holes, Rory McIlroy found what so many others had already discovered Saturday at the U.S. Open _ birdies were there for the taking.
A comfortable, ever-growing lead at the U.S. Open ensured the big picture wasn't quite what Rory McIlroy wanted to occupy his mind with Saturday.
Webb Simpson made five birdies over his first 10 holes of the third round of the U.S. Open and he was still 10 shots behind Rory McIlroy.
On Thursday, the contrast between Rory McIlroy's first-round 65 and Phil Mickelson's 74 was drastic. Zach Johnson was in the middle of the road at 71 but didn't have the blunders or the spectacular play to draw attention.