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His six-shot lead on Rickie Fowler was the largest at The Open since Tiger Woods led by six at St. Andrews in 2000. Even so, McIlroy was doing his best to preach caution entering Sunday.
The Quicken Loans National, which has been played two weeks before the U.S. Open since 2009, will be played two weeks after the British Open next year when it shifts to the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia.
The Quicken Loans National, which has been played two weeks before the U.S. Open since 2009, will be played two weeks after the British Open next year when it shifts from Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. to the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Va.
After shooting a 6-under-par 65 on Friday, the lowest score achieved by a player in the morning group at the Quicken Loans National, Justin Rose couldn't help but think about what a strong finish this weekend could do for his confidence heading into the British Open next month.
He became only the seventh player in 114 years of the U.S. Open to go wire-to-wire, and no one ever had a chance. Kaymer led by at least four shots for the final 48 holes of this U.S. Open.
Too bad the Fox Sports contract to televise the U.S. Open doesn't start until next year. Greg Norman would probably have a lot to say about the difficulty of playing with a big lead on the weekend at a major championship.
Graeme McDowell, Kevin Na and Brendon de Jonge took advantage of favorable conditions to shoot 2-under 68, and Martin Kaymer cruised around Pinehurst No. 2 in the afternoon looking to snatch the lead for himself Thursday.
The German birdied three of the last five holes at Pinehurst No. 2 on Thursday to break out of a tie with Graeme McDowell, Kevin Na and Brendon de Jonge. Kaymer closed his round by sinking a 6-footer to save par at No. 18.
Three days of practice at the new Pinehurst No. 2 was enough to make Martin Kaymer believe this would be the same old U.S. Open.