June 17 2011
BETHESDA, Md. – Rory McIlroy continues to lap the field at the 111th U.S. Open.
The 22-year-old has just made consecutive birdies to become the first player to reach 13 under at a U.S. Open. And if McIlroy can make a third straight at the 18th hole, he would tie the major championship record of 63 for the second time in his career.
Only two players have ever shot two 63s in a major championship – Vijay Singh at the 1993 PGA and 2003 U.S. Open and Greg Norman at the 1986 British Open and 1996 Masters.
McIlory fired a 63 in the first round of last year’s British Open. He has now held at least a share of the lead in five of the last six rounds at a major.