At the halfway mark of his third round, Rory McIlroy is a very healthy eight shots clear of the field in the US Open.
Just to put the figures in context: Golf has four Major tournaments contested on an annual basis. A McIlroy victory in the US Open on Sunday will mean that five of the last eighteen Majors have been won by Irishmen (Harrington’s treble and McDowell’s US Open triumph.) The other titles were won by 5 Americans (Tiger Woods on two occasions), 3 South Africans, one Argentinian (Angel Cabrera twice), one German and one South Korean.
That is an incredible statistic given the international appeal of golf. Go Rory Go!!!