McIlroy's 63 equals record in a major
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- In the 137 years since the British Open first came to St. Andrews, the Old Course rarely has been such a pushover. Rarer still was the score Rory McIlroy delivered.
Whether it was the luck of the draw or his tantalizing talent really didn't matter.
In conditions so calm that not a hair on his considerable mop was out of place, McIlroy set off on an incredible run into the record book Thursday with a 9-under 63 that gave him a 2-shot lead.
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2010 OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
Many thought Louis Oosthuizen couldn't handle the pressure. The South African proved everyone wrong as he routed the field to win the 139th Open Championship at St. Andrews. Gene Wojciechowski
2010 champion: Louis Oosthuizen
Course: St. Andrews, Old Course
Where: St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland
Yardage, par: 6,721, par-72