Behind the scenes at the Open 2011: Photo Gallery

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Rory McIlroy ripped through the record books as he claimed his first Major victory at the US Open at Congressional in America.

McIlroy finished on 16 under to win by a massive eight shots. The 22-year-old walked off the 72nd hole and into his father's arms. "Happy Father's Day" was the first thing he uttered.

Take a look at the gallery now for some of our favourite shots of the Irish wonder.