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The Tour Report

June 17 2011

7:42 PM

McIlroy has share of 36-hole mark

BETHESDA, Md. – The suspense is over. Rory McIroy has tied Tiger Woods with the record for the largest lead at the midway point of the U.S. Open.

McIlroy McIlroy shot a 66 on Friday to move to 11 under, which is six strokes ahead of Y.E. Yang. Woods led by the same number at Pebble Beach in 2000 and went on to win by 15 shots.

Five players are tied at 2 under. Of the group, Matt Kuchar was the low man on Friday with a 68 while Zach Johnson shot 68, Robert Garrigus and Brandt Snedeker posted 70s and Sergio Garcia had an even-par 71.

The cut is projected to come at 4 over and right now would include 71 players.