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2011 U.S. Open: Rory McIlroy Shoots Second Round 66, Holds 9 Stroke Lead

For a while there, Rory McIlroy had the lowest score of any player ever to play in a U.S. Open. He came to the 18th tee at 13-under par, but came back to earth a little bit after that. He hooked his drive into the fans on the left side of the hole, and despite a pretty solid lie and a shot at the right side of the green, he over turned his approach shot and put it in the water just before the green. He made double bogey on the final hole, but still wound up with an incredible second round 66 coming of his first round 65. He is now 11 under par for the tournament, and holds a nine stroke lead over Y.E. Yang, who has yet to start his round. Here is a quick look at the top of the leader board.

1. Rory McIlroy: -11 final

2. Y.E. Yang: -3 tees off at 1:35

T3. Zach Johnson: -3 through 17

T3. Ryan Palmer: -2 tees off at 2:19

T3. Louis Oosthuizen: -2 tees off at 1:35

T3. Robert Garrigus: -2 final

T3. Sergio Garcia: -2 final

For a complete scoreboard, click here.