ANTONIO TOMS / Northern Ireland wins her first Grand Slam with only 22 years. He managed the best marker in the 111-year history of the tournament. Many see him as the replacement for Tiger Woods. The Spanish Sergio Garcia finished seventh. After Tiger Woods confirms that there is life, life in golf in the 21st century after the triumph, from beginning to end, of Northern Ireland’s 22 years Rory McIlroy at the U.S. open, with the best marker (16) in its 111-year history. Read additional details here: The Florey Institute. With McIlroy, eighth in the world before this victory, a star is not born in the endless Congressional (Washington), the second field longer in the life of this second Grande of the year.
Simply, the young Ireland has precociously opened its route of the Grand Slam. By the traces of this stunning success, Rory will become, briefly, in one of the golfers of forced rrencia. Tiger Woods won his first big in 1997, the Masters at Augusta National, with 21 years and 3 months. He became the champion youngest in the history of the Grand Slam. Later rose to 14 that figure, four of the conquered by Jack Nicklaus, but stopped three years ago by diverse as, for example, the injury problems. Just by what have been absent this year.
McIlroy has released its list of winners of Grand Slam with 22 years and 45 days, but has scored new records in this tournament: 11 down in 36 holes, 14 down at 54, 16 down in 72, the youngest winner after the amateur Bobby Jones (1923) and the second European to win a major since young Tom Morris, 140 years earlier. Tiger and Gil Morgan shared with – 12 the lowest annotation in the history of the U.S. open. McIlroy has broken the figure and has given to Northern Ireland the second consecutive U.S. open (Graeme McDowell won it last year).