McIlroy's 16-under bettered the previous mark of 12-under that had been held by Tiger Woods since 2000.
McIlroy finished at 268 (also a record) on the par-71 Congressional course. At one point in the final round, he had it to 17-under before "settling" for 16-under. Previous to McIlroy's exploits, only one golfer (Woods) had ever finished better than 8-under in a U.S. Open.
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