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Rory McIlroy looks at the U.S. Open trophy after winning the championship at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, hugs his father Gerry McIlroy after winning the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, holes a par putt on the 18th green to win the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, holes a par putt on the 18th green to win the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, tees off on the 12th hole during his final round in the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, acknowledges the gallery as he walks down the 10th fairway during the final round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, acknowledges the gallery on the 18th green before his final putt to win the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, holes a par putt on the 18th green to win the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Tournament leader Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, hits a shot on the sixth hole under during his final round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Tournament leader Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, sinks a putt on the fifth hole to save par and stay at 16 under during his final round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Tournament leader Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, tees off on the par-3 second hole during final round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Fans watch the drive of tournament leader Rory McIlroy, off of the second tee during his final round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Tournament leader Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, walks down the first fairway during his final round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Fans hold out their hands to touch tournament leader Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, as he makes his way from the practice range to the first tee before starting his final round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Rory McIlroy holds aloft the U.S. Open trophy after winning the championship at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, poses with the trophy after winning the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. McIlroy won the U.S. Open for his first major with a record setting 16-under 268. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Rory McIlroy holds aloft the U.S. Open trophy after winning the championship at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland, waves to the gallery on the 10th green during the final round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, waits to putt on the 18th green to win the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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ROD LAMKEY, JR./The Washington Times Australia's Jason Day finished four rounds at Congressional Country Club at 8-under, but his play was no match for U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy.

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