|McIlroy drinks from Cup/Courtesy: rorymcilroy-twitter|
Rory McIroy didn't waste a lot of time exercising the demons from his final round 80 at the Masters by pretty much obliterating the entire field at this weekends U.S Open golf tournament at the Congressional Country Club in suburban Washington D.C
McIlroy, shot a 4 round total of 16 Under Par, taking 268 strokes to walk away with an 8 stroke victory in the tournament one which he was neither pressured or challenged in. He also re-affirmed to those who started questioning, he's possibly the best current golfer in the world.
|The U.S Open Trophy/Courtesy: rory mcilroy-twitter|
Cindy Boren of the Washington Post, gives you a snapshot of those posts RIGHT HERE
We hope that McIlroy's win begins to usher in a new reign in Professional Golf. While the "Tiger" (yes, him) era fueled the huge growth curve for golf on pretty much all levels, his days as "King of the Hill" are pretty much over.
McIlroy is part of the next wave, the European invasion, if you will, that will be driving forces in golf for the next several years. The U.S, while hoping for another breakout star, hasn't had one in several years. When the debate is over "Who's the best U.S golfer, Matt Kuchar or Steve Stricker?", then you've got problems. And that is not meant to disparage either golfer, but they aren't going to move the Nielsen needle...at all.
So to you, Mr. U.S Golfing fan, we say, "Get used to it" because McIlroy, Luke Donald and other who are currently dominating Pro Golf leader boards aren't going away any time soon.
Your final round U.S Open Highlights, courtesy: SI.com