Posted: 12:00 am Monday, June 20th, 2011

Rory McIlroy’s win adds up to a performance for the ages 

By Post Staff

BETHESDA, Md. – How dominant was Rory McIlroy’s win?

How’s setting or sharing a dozen U.S. Open records for starters, while wiping Tiger Woods’ name from the record book.

If you like numbers, take a look at the long list of accomplishments by the 22-year-old from Northern Ireland during the past four days at Congressional Country Club.

- Rory McIlroy’s total of 268 strokes breaks the 72-hole U.S. Open scoring record of 272 previously held by four players – Jack Nicklaus, 1980; Lee Janzen, 1993; Tiger Woods, 2000; Jim Furyk, 2003.

- Rory McIlroy’s total of 16-under par breaks the 72-hole U.S. Open record for most strokes under par previously at 12-under held by Tiger Woods in 2000.

- At 22 years, 1 month, 15 days, Rory McIlroy is the youngest U.S. Open champion since Bobby Jones, 1923, at 21 years, 3 months, 28 days. He is also the second-youngest player to win a major championship in past 80 years behind Tiger Woods, who was 21 years, 3 months, 15 days when he won the 1997 Masters.

- Rory McIlroy became the third player in U.S. Open history to shoot four rounds in the 60s during regulation joining Lee Janzen, 1993; Lee Trevino, 1968. (Billy Casper, 1966, had four rounds in the 60s (including one round in playoff).

- Rory McIlroy is the seventh start-to-finish winner (no ties) in U.S. Open history joining Walter Hagen, 1914; Jim Barnes, 1921; Ben Hogan, 1953; Tony Jacklin, 1970; Tiger Woods, 2000 and 2002.

- Rory McIlroy hit 62 of 72 greens in regulation, the most in a U.S. Open since the statistic has been tracked.

- Rory McIlroy is the first player in U.S. Open history to reach 13-under-par, 14-under-par, 15-under-par, 16-under-par and 17-under-par.

- Lowest 72 hole scores at all four majors:
o 265, PGA Championship, David Toms, 2001
o 267, British Open , Greg Norman, 1993
o 268, U.S. Open, Rory McIlroy, 2011
o 270, Masters, Tiger Woods, 1997

- Most strokes under-par after 72 holes at all four majors:
o 19-under, British Open, Tiger Woods, 2000
o 18-under, PGA Championship, Tiger Woods and Bob May, 2000
o 18-under, Masters, Tiger Woods, 1997
o 16-under, U.S. Open, Rory McIlroy, 2011

- Largest Winning Margin at U.S. Open:
o 15 strokes, Tiger Woods, 2000
o 11 strokes, Willie Smith, 1899
o 9 strokes, Jim Barnes, 1921
o 8 strokes, Rory McIlroy, 2011