BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 18: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits his approach shot to the fifth green during the third round of the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 18, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

2011 U.S. Open: Rory McIlroy Sets Another Record, Enters Clubhouse At 14-Under

The 2011 US Open heads into the third round on Saturday with Rory McIlroy well in front of the field. Keep track of the leaderboard and all the action in this StoryStream.

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Rory McIlroy Sets 54-Hole Record At U.S. Open

Rory McIlroy has just tapped into the 18th hole for par, and in doing so, set a U.S. Open record. The 22-year-old from Northern Ireland has shot a total of 199 through the first 54 holes, the best in tournament history.

McIlroy's 3-under on Saturday was more than enough to wrest the record from Jim Furyk, and more importantly, head into the final round of the Open with a 14-under score. He's still playing in the shadow of his disastrous Masters performance in April in which he carried a lead into the final round only to plummet into a tie for 15th.

This time around, however, McIlroy's lead looks nearly unassailable. He merely needs to play competent golf Sunday to chase away any lingering demons from the Masters and win the first major championship of his young career.

You can view the full leaderboard here. Stay tuned to this StoryStream for updates. And for more on the PGA Tour, check out SB Nation's golf blog, Waggle Room.

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