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A fan waves and Irish flag on the first 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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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, 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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Amateur Patrick Cantlay, USA, hits off the first tee as his caddie Dane Jako, his high-school coach, and Peter Hanson, of Sweden, watch 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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Amateur Patrick Cantlay, USA, is handed his driver by his caddie Dane Jako, his high-school coach, in the tee box of the first hole 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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Graeme McDowell, of Northern Ireland, stretches before teeing off on the first hole 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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Graeme McDowell, of Northern Ireland, tees off on the first hole 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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Defending U.S. Open champion, Louis Oosthuizen, of South Africa, prepares to tee off on the first hole 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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Masters champion Charl Schwartzel walks down the fairway of the second hole 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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Masters champion Charl Schwartzel hits his approach on the second hole 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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Masters champion Charl Schwartzel checks the wind before hitting a shot on the second hole 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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Russell Henley, amateur - USA, waves to the crowd after teeing off on the first hole 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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Russell Henley, amateur - USA, talks with his caddie before teeing off on the first hole 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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Charlotte, N.C. native Webb Simpson, shot a 5-under par 66 in the third round on Saturday of the U.S. Open. The 25-year-old, third-year pro shot a 75 in round one and 71 in round two, and barely made the cut at 4-over par. (PGA Tour)

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ROD LAMKEY JR./THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ryan Palmer misses a birdie putt on the 14th hole, but he still was the low American with a first-round score of 69 in the U.S. Open at Congressional.

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ROD LAMKEY JR./THE WASHINGTON TIMES Phil Mickelson shoots out from the rough during the first round of the U.S. Open at Congressional. He started with a double bogey on the 10th hole and finished at 3-over 74.

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A spectator takes a nap during the first round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Thursday, June 16, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Francesco Molinari, of Italy, hits out of a bunker on the par-4 8th hole during the first round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Thursday, June 16, 2011.(Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Tournament leader Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, hands his putter to his caddie after sinking a birdie put during the first round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Thursday, June 16, 2011. (Rod Lamkey, Jr./The Washington Times)

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Sergio Garcia putts for birdie on the 6th hole during the first round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Thursday, June 16, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)