mcilroy making history


Rory McIlroy has eagled the eighth hole at the U.S. Open, leaving him at 10-under par and with a seven-shot lead nearly halfway through the second round.

He is 4-under par for the round and has a chance Friday to set a couple of records. No player has been better than 9 under through two rounds of the U.S. Open and nobody has led by more than six at the halfway point.

McIlroy is seven ahead of Zach Johnson, who eagled No. 6, and Y.E. Yang, who tees off in the afternoon.

McIlroy shot 6-under 65 to open the tournament Thursday. His three-shot lead after the first day was the biggest opening-round cushion at the U.S. Open in 35 years.