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What is the US Open Scoring Record in Relation to Par?


Rory McIlroy with Trophy at 2011 US Open

Rory McIlroy shot 16-under to win the 2011 U.S. Open and set a new record.

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Question: What is the US Open Scoring Record in Relation to Par?
Answer: How far under par has a golfer finished - how low can you go - in a U.S. Open? The U.S. Open record for most strokes under par after 72 holes is 16-under, set by Rory McIlroy at the 2011 U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club.

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.

Related FAQs:
Lowest 72-hole stroke total in a U.S. Open
Best 18-hole score in a U.S. Open

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