Friday, June 17, 2011

36 Holes To Go

We are 36 holes in to the U.S. Open, and Rory McIlroy is up by 6 strokes over Y.E. Yang. Rory shot a 65 on Thursday, and a 66 on Friday to reach 11 under. He set a record by being the first person to ever reach 13 under in the U.S. Open. Tiger Woods holds the record at 12 under for best finishing score in U.S. Open history. But I really think Rory will beat that record, and he I feel he will go on to win this weekend. I know he had the melt down at the Masters, but he would have to pull a LeBron James (huge James fan, but still pissed Deshawn Stevenson got a ring due to the LBJ choke job, as they say) to lose this one. He has learned from his mistakes, and he is just playing great golf right now. To go 35 holes before his first mistake in a tournament is crazy.

As for the guys I picked really I'm not doing to bad. Matt Kuchar is tied for third at -2, Graeme McDowell is tied for thirty-third at +2, and Steve Stricker is also tied for thirty-third at +2. Really, if it wasn't for McIlroy just being on fire these guys would still be in the hunt without a doubt. Matt Kuchar shot a -3 Friday, so if he can post another good round he could be in the hunt Sunday. The field will need Rory to come to them, but at this course anything can happen, so this is far from over. Still a lot of work to find a winner, but you have to think Rory should be able to shut this one down for his first major.


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