Robert Garrigus is grinding away in the final round of the 2011 US Open after recording four bogeys on the front-nine to fall back to 2-under for the tournament and into a tie for 17th. But Garrigus finally got one back on the 10th hole with a birdie on the difficult par three to get back to 3-under for the tournament. He followed it up with another birdie on the par three 13th, and now sits at 4-under and in eighth place on the US Open leaderboard. But his efforts won't get him anywhere near the top of the leaderboard, a spot Rory McIlroy has taken up residence in this US Open.
McIlroy is taking what amounts to a victory lap on Sunday at the US Open, and all that's left is history. His US Open is one for the record books, and a tournament scoring record is within his grasp. With a birdie on No. 10 after nearly holing his tee shot, McIlroy pushed his score to 17-under for the tournament, well clear of the field. He did give one back on the par four 12th, but still holds an eight shot lead with six to play.
Y.E. Yang, playing alongside McIlroy, is still in second at 8-under for the tournament, but is fighting a losing battle. It's a battle for second at Congressional Country Club, and Yang is winning the fight, though he's losing the war for first. Jason Day is in third at 7-under, with Peter Hanson, Kevin Chappell and Sergio Garcia at 6-under and in a tie for third. Lee Westwood is alone in seventh at 5-under for the day.
McIlroy is on his way on the back nine at Congressional and is still throwing darts, just like he has all week. With six holes to play, it's all but over, and McIlroy has nearly erased the demons of Augusta.