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Rory McIlroy Wins U.S. Open by 8 Shots for First Major Title

June 19 (Bloomberg) -- Rory McIlroy completed a record-setting performance at golf’s U.S. Open by winning his first major championship by eight strokes.

McIlroy shot a 2-under-par 69 today at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland, to finish at 16 under 268 overall, the lowest winning score in relation to par in the tournament’s 111-year history. His margin of victory is the fourth-largest at the U.S. Open.

The 22-year-old McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, is the youngest U.S. Open champion since Bobby Jones in 1923 and his victory comes two months after he blew a four-stroke lead in the final round of the Masters Tournament.

Jason Day of Australia finished second at 8-under par, matching his runner-up finish at the Masters. Lee Westwood of England, Y.E. Yang of South Korea and Americans Kevin Chappell and Robert Garrigus tied for third at 6 under.

McIlroy receives $1.44 million for his second career win in the U.S. and third worldwide as a professional.

To contact the reporters on this story: Erik Matuszewski in Bethesda, Maryland, at matuszewski@bloomberg.net Michael Buteau in Bethesda, Maryland, at mbuteau@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net

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