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Smashing Records: Golf Superstar Rory McIlroy Breaks U.S. Open 36-Hole Low Record, Commands Lead Into Weekend
There are doubters out there. But make no mistake: Rory McIlroy is on a mission. Oakley’s Global Golf Superstar swung his way into Golf History on Friday – setting the Congressional Country Club (Maryland) ablaze by shooting 66 and a total of 11-under-par 131 in the second round of the U.S. Open. Not only is he holding a commanding six-stroke lead into the weekend, he also shattered the event’s 36-hole low record in its 111 years in existence. No other player in history has ever scored better than nine under par through the first two rounds of the Open. Ever.
If anyone has ever overlooked Ian Poulter, they were just reminded why it’s a dumb idea. Oakley’s British hotshot Golfer stormed back from behind with a killer 10-foot putt to top Luke Donald at the Volvo Match Play Championship at the Finca Cortesin Club in Spain. Down three times in the match, his putt on the penultimate green not only landed him the big victory, but it also prevented Donald from claiming the World No. 1 ranking. As a player who thrives in the pressure cooker and steps up to the plate, Ian’s performance in the last three holes in the quarter-finals – birdying all three – powered him though a two-hole deficit to Francesco Molinari to advance.
Oakley Golf is more than a rising tide. Our power-packed team of bold competitors is set to inflict some serious damage to the field at the 111th US Open at the Congressional Country Club in Maryland – June 16-19. Facing a collection of more than 100 of the country’s most talented golfers, the O crew, lead by our young superstar and current World No. 6 ranked Rory McIlroy, will vie for the title amidst the challenging 7,250 yard, Par 70 course. As Top 30 players on the PGA and European Tour Money Lists in 2010, Rory and fellow Oakley hotshot Ian Poulter automatically qualify for the event, while O’s talented Ricky Barnes will look to make his way into the field in the coming weeks.