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Rory McIlroy in lead at U.S. Open

Updated: June 17, 2011, 2:04 AM ET
Associated Press

BETHESDA, Md. -- Rory McIlroy is becoming a master at these major championships.

At least on Thursday.

Showing no lingering effects from a Sunday collapse at the Masters, the 22-year-old McIlroy made the toughest test in golf look like child's play at Congressional with a 6-under 65 to build the biggest 18-hole lead at the U.S. Open in 35 years.

He missed only one green. He was the only player in the 156-man field without a single bogey. And just like that, McIlroy wound ...

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