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SKINS Congratulates Rory McIlroy on his Spectacular Victory at the US Open

6/20/2011 7:28:42 PM

SKINS ambassador Rory McIlroy completed an outstanding four days to win his first major title at the US Open with an eight-shot victory.

22 year-old McIlroy broke a number of scoring records and shot a final-round 69 to end a whopping 16 under par.

“The whole week has been incredible – I could not have asked for any more and I am so happy to hold this trophy,” McIlroy said. “I know a few of my friends will be partying and I can't wait to get home and join them.”

McIlroy put his Masters meltdown behind him and led from start to finish, carding 65, 66, 68, 69 to post a tournament record total of 16-under 268, four better than the previous mark.

Leaving his rivals in his wake, he became the quickest player in the 111-year history of the US Open to reach 10 under par (after 26 holes), the first player to go beyond 12 under, reaching as much as 17 under on Sunday, and also recorded the best 36 and 54-hole totals.

  • Author: Kezia Everson
  • Copyright: SKINS International Trading AG
  • Further information: Kezia Everson - kezia.everson@skins.net