Rory McIlroy is dominating the US Open.
That’s what it’s come to: the world’s best players are thisclose to conceding the U.S. Open to the 22-year-old McIlroy. That’s how dominating, how, well, Tiger-ish, he’s been. McIlroy isn’t just atop the leaderboard, he’s hovering over it, almost golf god-like.
“I don’t really know what to say,” said McIlroy, almost sheepishly, after shooting a 5-under-par 66 on Friday. “It’s been two very, very good days of golf.”
Nobody knows what to say, except, “Wow.” You can’t describe some of what he’s done because it’s never been done before. McIlroy has taken a chalkboard eraser to all sorts of previous Open accomplishments and records. And in the process, he’s made us sort of forget about what’s-his-name.
McIlroy actually reached minus-13 for the Open when he birdied No. 17. Never been done before.