Jun
19
2011
Your US Open Final Round Open Thread: Rory’s the Story
By Stephanie Wei under US Open

See you later, guys!

When was the last time a US Open ended 15 minutes after the final group teed off? Oh, that’s right, Pebble Beach in 2000 when Tiger blew the field away by ten shots. Well, Rory made a statement right out the gate that this was not going to be a repeat of the Masters two months ago. He birdied the first hole to get to 15-under and then another on the fourth to reach 16-under. Take that, Rory doubters!

Drop by the WSJ live-blog and say hello.

It kinda goes like this: Rory bombs drive down the middle, Rory drains another clutch 10-footer for par, Rory breaks the record he set yesterday again, etc.

While I think it’s safe to say Rory’s got his first major tucked away, it’ll still be fun to watch him put on yet another clinic. And to see what the margin of victory will be. I hope he wins by more than 15, which would tie the record Tiger set in 2000. Okay, maybe that one is out of reach, but he’s going to break at least 8.

I’m heading out to the course to watch some history in the making. I might stop by and watch Jason Day, who is only 23, for a few holes, too. With all this Rory-Mania, Day’s fine play hasn’t received the text it deserves. If he finishes in the top-ten today (which he likely will — he’s currently seven-under through 7), it’ll be his third in four career starts at majors. Crazy, right? He placed T10 at the PGA Championship and then T2 at the Masters. His worst performance was his first major — the British Open last year where he placed T60.

These guys are the future of golf and it’s awesome.

(AP Photo