Rory McIlroy wins the 2011 US Open

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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.

Just over two months ago the floppy-haired rising star gave up a four-shot lead on the final day of The Masters at Augusta after a meltdown on the back nine. No such dramas enveloped the older (a bit) and wiser (a lot) McIlroy.

You can join in the celebrations with our brand new US Open section! Have a read of our official news story on how theIrishman won, take a look at the clubs in his bag, check out our gallery of fave snaps and read the questions and answers from McIlroy's press conference on Sunday night.

Rory McIlroy win the 2011 US Open

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

Rory McIlroy's first major win in pictures

Have a look at our exclusive gallery, filled with our favourites shots from the weekend.

 

In the bag with Rory McIlroy

After Rory's stunning demolition of the field at Congressional to win the US Open, it is difficult to pick out a key club in his bag - because he hit them all so well.


Rory McIlroy's post-win press conference

Just over an hour after tapping in the winning putt on the 18th green at Congressional, new US Open champion Rory McIlroy was in the media centre giving his first press conference.


Fix your swing with Rory McIlroy

There can’t be a golfer on the planet who does not love to watch Rory McIlroy hit
a golf ball. Full and free, powerful and mechanically sound, this is a superb example of the modern golf swing – and one from which we can all learn.

 

 

Rory: It feels like I've won the lottery

We caught up with Rory McIlroy before his US Open victory to get his views  on Tiger, his critics, living in Belfast and his aspirations.