June 18 2011
BETHESDA, Md. -- As Rory McIlroy prepares to tee off in the third round of the U.S. Open, we put a question to you:
Will Rory be the leader after 54 holes?
He tees off leading Y.E. Yang by six and by eight over Zach Johnson, Henrik Stenson, Jason Day, Fredrik Jacobson. Johnson birdied the first hole to get to 3 under, while Stenson is there after eight holes, Jacobson after nine and Day after 10.
We already know McIlroy’s six-stroke lead ties Tiger Woods in 2000 at Pebble Beach for the largest 36 hole lead and Woods went on to win by 15 shots over Ernie Els. In the other majors, record 36-hole leaders have won five of six times.
Tell us what you think.