The U.S. Open 2011 leaderboard shows that Rory McIlroy remains king of Congressional after three rounds of golf. With his eight shot lead, he stands poised to reign supreme tomorrow and become golf's next big thing.
Could Rory McIlroy replace Tiger Woods in the PGA? If he pulls out this major win, he can. Unfortunately, the golfer brought everybody's hopes up before only to choke in the end. Does it seem possible that he could choke on an eight shot lead? It's difficult to imagine, but unfortunately it could happen.
At last year's British Open and this year's Masters, the golf prodigy completely choked after setting the course on fire early. This year, though, through three rounds he played amazing golf. Why the rest of the field simply rolled over is hard to figure out, but that is what happened these past three days at Congressional.
The crowd of people interested in Rory McIlroy's amazing weekend was fun to watch today. People, fans were excited about golf, and Tiger Woods isn't even in the tournament. This is a good turn of events for the PGA.
At 14 under through three rounds, McIlroy has the lowest score in the U.S. Open's 111 year history--amazing! Of the crowd's cheering, the golfer said, "It was incredible. The support our group got out there was fantastic ... nearly a standing ovation on every green." Those people were cheering for you man.
The 22-year-old has never won a major, and yet people are already saying he could reach or beat Jack Nicklaus' famous 18 wins. He said, "It's nice, all these things being said about me, but it doesn't mean anything until you win one." That's the truth.
He has a lot of pressure, but this week he is handling it well. Round four of the U.S. Open Leaderboard 2011 may well end with McIlroy on top. Do you believe it will?
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