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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)

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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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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, tees off on the 14th hole during the third round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Saturday, June 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, reacts after making his birdie putt on the 11th hole during the third round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Saturday, June 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, reacts after making his birdie putt on the 11th hole during the third round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Saturday, June 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, watches his drive from the fifth tee during the third round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Saturday, June 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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The crowd watches Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland's shot on the 18th hole during the second round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Friday, June 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Rory McIlory, of Northern Ireland, waits to hit on the 15th tee during the second round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Friday, June 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, walks off the 18th hole during the second round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Friday, June 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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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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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, looks over his putt on the 11th green during the first round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Thursday, June 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, drops his ball on the first green during a practice round for the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Tuesday, June 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell hits from the sand onto the 11th green during the rain-delayed third round of the Players Championship golf tournament on Sunday, May 15, 2011, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Severe thunderstorms delayed the completion of the third round Saturday. (AP Photo/Lynne Slakdy)

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Golfers react as they watch tv at Rory McIlroy's home club of Holywood Golf Club, situated on the outskirts of Belfast, Northern Ireland, Sunday, April, 10, 2011, as he bogeys the first hole in the Masters Golf Championship in Augusta, Georgia. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS Alvaro Quiros (left) of Spain and Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland are tied for the lead after the first day of the Masters at Augusta National. They both shot 65s, with McIlroy playing early and Quiros playing in the final threesome.