PGA: Top 10 Largest U.S. Open Margins of Victory in History

Rory McIlroy Wins the 2011 U.S. Open

Rory McIlroy Wins the 2011 U.S. Open at Congressional (Getty)

Rory McIlroy(-16) has won the 2011 U.S. Open by 8 strokes, the 4th greatest margin of victory in U.S. Open history.  There have been 111 U.S. Opens.  Full leaderboard.

McIlroy, dominant from start to finish, redeemed himself after a devastating collapse at the 2011 Masters, a tournament he had in hand after the first three days.

Simply an incredible, historical performance this week at Congressional. McIlroy’s was the lowest score to par (-16) in U.S. Open history.   For a list of the 10 best scores in U.S. Open history, click here.

Even though the tournament was over practically before the day began, the crowds stayed until the end.  They knew they were witnessing history.

Rory McIlroy is the new poster boy of golf.  He is popular.  He is good.  He is esteemed by his fellow tour golfers.  He will now be compared to Tiger Woods (check Woods’ greatest margins of victory here) as the majors roll on.

Looking forward to The Open – July 14 thru 17 at Royal St. George’s Golf Club.

UPDATED LIST: Martin Kaymer wins the 2014 U.S. Open by eight strokes, tying him with Rory McIlroy for the 4th biggest blowout below.

MARGIN SCORE WINNER CTY YEAR COURSE RUNNER(S) UP
1. 15 -12 Tiger Woods USA 2000 Pebble Beach Ernie Els, Miguel Angel Jimenez
2. 11 (315) Willie Smith SCO 1899 Baltimore Country Club Val Fitzjohn, W.H. Way, George Low
3. 9 (289) Jim Barnes ENG 1921 Columbia Country Club Walter Hagen, Fred McLeod
4. 8 -16 Rory McIlroy NIR 2011 Congressional Jason Day
4. 8 -9 Martin Kaymer GER 2014 Pinehurst Erik Compton, Rickie Fowler
6. 7 (328) Fred Herd SCO 1898 Myopia Hunt Club Alex Smith
6. 7 (295) Alex Smith SCO 1906 Onwentsia Willie Smith
6. 7 -7 Tony Jacklin ENG 1970 Hazeltine Dave Hill
9. 6 (307) Laurie Auchterlonie SCO 1902 Garden City Golf Club Stewart Gardner, Walter Travis
9. 6 E Ralph Guldahl USA 1938 Cherry Hills Country Club Dick Metz
9. 6 -5 Ben Hogan USA 1953 Oakmont Country Club Sam Snead

Posted on June 19, 2011, in PGA Golf and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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