Sunday, June 19, 2011

Rory McIroy Dominates US Open: Don't Call It a Comeback

Rory McIlroy had a four-stroke lead going into the final round of The Masters in April and still held the lead at the start of the back nine. Then, everything fell apart. The 22-year-old from Northern Ireland shot a final round 80 and ended up finishing 10 strokes behind.

For most it would take years to recover from that kind of collapse, if ever. McIlroy showed that talent prevails. This weekend, he erased all doubt of whether or not it would affect his play. He set 36-hole and 54-hole course records and carried an even bigger lead into the final round at eight strokes. He completed the wire-to-wire win by that amount, earning his first Major title at -16.

He didn't fold this time. Shot after shot was spot on, and he never took his foot off the pedal.

I wasn't sure how he was going to come back. I thought his confidence would have dissipated. And I couldn't be happier to be proven wrong (Especially after seeing the picture of home downing a bottle of Jager).

Golf's next true superstar is here. And with Tiger Woods on the decline, the sport desperately needs him.

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