Rory McIlroy Wins U.S. Open Golf Championship

Posted on June 21, 2011

Rory McIlroy US Open Championship

Rory McIlroy won the U.S. Open Golf Championship. McIlroy coasted to victory. He won by eight strokes and broke the tournament scoring record by four strokes. McIlroy is a member of the Oakley Golf family and they are very proud of him at Oakley.

Oakley CEO Colin Baden said, "We could not be more proud of Rory's phenomenal success, and we congratulate him for his incredible victory at the 111th U.S. Open. Coming from the Masters with more drive and focus than ever, he faced one of the deepest fields that the Open has seen, and he proved to the world that he is more than just a contender for the crown. Today he is honored as champion, and we salute his remarkable achievement."

McIlroy said, "At the beginning of the year, I teamed up with Oakley because they get it. They understand my style and they're not afraid to break away from the norm and try new things, and that's why their stuff is so unique. Their apparel lets me stay focused on my game because I know I've got the best - no distractions. It has unbelievable performance technology and a really great look, which is why I'm proud to be part of the Oakley family."

Like many great golfers, McIlroy began golfing at a very young age. He can be seen chipping golf balls into a washing machine in an appearance on the Kelly Show when he was just a boy. Take a look:

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