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Rory McIlroy shatters records in winning 111th US Open

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - On another brilliant day of golf, Rory

McIlroy ran away with the U.S. Open title, winning by eight shots

and breaking the tournament scoring record by a whopping four

strokes.

McIlroy shot 2-under 69 Sunday to close the four days at

Congressional at 16-under 268, shattering a U.S. Open scoring

record held by four players, including Jack Nicklaus and Tiger

Woods.

Jason Day finished at 8 under, good for second place in his

second straight major.

Two months ago, McIlroy blew a four-shot lead on the last day at

the Masters. But there was never any sign of a crack in this one.

The 22-year-old from Northern Ireland started the day with an

eight-shot lead and it never got lower. He became the third player

in U.S. Open history to break 70 in all four rounds.

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