Rory McIlroy set a new scoring mark after two rounds of the US Open. His 11-under-par score has Rory McIlroy as the leader at midway through the US Open.
Masters collapse, what Masters collapse?
Rory McIlroy had the lead going into the final round of the Masters, back in April. But after shooting an eight-over-par 80 on that final Sunday, he lost the green jacket to South African Charl Schwartzel.
McIlroy fired a five under par 66 on Friday. Combined with a six-under 65 Thursday, McIlroy is at 11-under par. His two round total of 131 is the lowest 36-hole score in US Open history, one lower than the mark Ricky Barnes set at the 2009 US Open.
The 22 year-old played well during Friday's round, which included an eagle on the par-4 eighth hole. "It's always a bonus when you hole it from the fairway," Mcllroy said after the round. "There's a bit of skill involved, but there's also a little bit of luck in there, as well."