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U.S. Open 2011: Rory McIlroy Stretches Lead To Nine Strokes Over Y.E. Yang On Leaderboard

The only golfer who’s able to keep within 10 strokes of Rory McIlroy on top of the 2011 U.S. Open leaderboard is a guy who hasn’t even started his second round yet: Y.E. Yang. Up until this point, it’s all McIlroy on Day Two of the U.S. Open, the same story that extended from day one.

As we previously noted, McIlroy would become the first golfer in nearly 10 years to lead through all four rounds if he can keep up this dominance and it’s a feat only accomplished by a select few. Tiger Woods last did it in 2002 (as well as 2000) and before him, only four other names register on that list, including golfing legend Ben Hogan. Of course, McIlroy still has 36 holes to go.

But it’s an impressive start for McIlroy who currently stands at -6 for the day and -12 overall through 16. Yang and the rest of the leaderboard can only hope the spotlight and pressure eventually get to McIlroy as it seemed to at the Masters.