BETHESDA, June 18, 2011 (AFP) - Rory McIlroy's history-making start to the 111th US Open became official Saturday morning with the completion of the storm-interrupted second round at Congressional Country Club.
The 22-year-old Northern Ireland prodigy fired a five-under par 66 on Friday to seize a six-stroke lead over South Korean Yang Yong-Eun, McIlroy's total of 11-under par 131 the lowest 36-hole start in US Open history.
"I've played two really good rounds of golf but I know I have to play another two really good rounds of golf if I want to win," McIlroy said.
"I have to keep it going over the next couple of days. I'm halfway there, but there is still a long way to go."
A storm that halted play Friday for 42 minutes pushed the conclusion of the second round to Saturday morning, but none of the 21 players who had to return to finish were a threat to approach McIlroy or even Yang.
In all, 72 players made the cut at four-over par 146.
McIlroy is the youngest 36-hole leader at the US Open in 97 years, since Walter Hagen led the 1914 US Open at age 21.
The Ulsterman's margin matched the largest 36-hole lead in the tournament's history, the six-stroke edge Tiger Woods enjoyed after two rounds at Pebble Beach in 2000 on his way to a majors-record 15-stroke romp.
That victory began a run of four major triumphs in a row for Woods, the infamous "Tiger Slam". And with McIlroy contending in his fourth major in a row there are many who already see the rising star as the next Tiger.
But such comparisons might wait until McIlroy wins a major title. He has squandered two great chances with big leads in prior majors and learned from the experiences.
At the Masters two months ago, McIlroy led by four shots entering the final round and by a stroke with nine holes to play before a triple-bogey at the 10th led to a horrid back nine and a final round 80 that left him sharing 15th.
Before that, he matched the lowest round in major golf history with a 63 to start last year's British Open at St. Andrews only to run afoul of swirling winds that soared his score to a second-round 80.
McIlroy became the first player in US Open history to reach 13-under par at any point in any US Open when he birdied the 16th and 17th holes, surpassing the old low of 12-under set by Gil Morgan in 1992 and matched by Woods in 2000.
And McIlroy did it in only 35 holes.
But he received a wake-up call with a double-bogey on the 18th to end his second round when he was on the verge of the lowest first 36 holes in major golf history.
"We'll see how it goes over the next couple of days. It's a big challenge," McIlroy said. "Every time I keep myself leading in majors, I'm getting more and more comfortable.
"You are going to be comfortable when you are hitting great shots."
BETHESDA, June 18, 2011 (AFP) - Rory McIlroy matched the biggest 36-hole lead in US Open history Friday with a five-under par 66 for a six-shot edge, but found water at 18 to keep an epic round from being one for the ages.
Ignited by an eagle from the eighth fairway, the 22-year-old Ulsterman stood on 11-under 131 after two rounds at Congressional Country Club, where play was halted by sunset with 21 players yet to finish due to a 42-minute storm delay.
"It has been very, very good," McIlroy said. "It's very nearly the best I can play."
McIlroy also broke the US Open 36-hole record of 132 set in 2009 by American Ricky Barnes, but had he closed with a par rather than a double bogey he would have broken Nick Faldo's 36-hole major mark of 130 from the 1992 British Open.
"You can't dwell on it," McIlroy said. "I played 35 very good holes and that's what I need to focus on."
South Korean Yang Yong-Eun fired a 69 to stand second on 137. No other rival was within nine shots of McIlroy and no one to finish Saturday could stop him from tying the record 36-hole margin of Tiger Woods in 2000 at Pebble Beach.
"I've played two really good rounds of golf but I know I have to play another two if I want to win," McIlroy said. "I have to keep it going over the next couple of days. I'm halfway there, but there is still a long way to go."
Late-starter Yang kept early starter McIlroy from matching the all-time 36-hole major lead, Henry Cotton's nine-stroke edge from the 1934 British Open, but had no clue how far ahead McIlroy had leaped.
"It being such a big gap in the first place, I just didn't really mind what Rory ended up with," Yang said. "I didn't even know his score when I teed off. I just played my game. It actually enabled me to concentrate on my own game."
McIlroy became the first man to reach 13-under par at any stage in a US Open with his fifth birdie of the day at 17, but then came the mishap on 18, a reminder how fast trouble can strike when even par is meant to be exceptional.
"I got a bit of grass caught between the club face and the ball and it just turned over a little bit," McIlroy said. "Unfortunately it went into the water. Just one of those things."
But it was a reminder that McIlroy, contending in his fourth major in a row, has been down this path before and been found wanting.
McIlroy opened April's Masters with a 65 to co-lead and led by four after 54 holes and one with nine to play before a back-nine fall to an 80. He also led last year's British Open after a 63 but had an 80 in a wind-swept round two.
"I took a few things away from the Masters that I felt I could incorporate into my game and I said we'll find out how they go when I get myself into that position again," McIlroy said.
"We'll see how it goes over the next couple of days. It's a big challenge. Every time I keep myself leading in majors, I'm getting more and more comfortable.
"You are going to be comfortable when you are hitting great shots."
On a morning when no rival could mount a challenge, McIlroy's greatest shot was an amazing 113-yard wedge shot for an eagle from the eighth fairway.
McIlroy launched the ball to the back fringe of the green and watched from the fairway as the ball slowly rolled back 25 feet and into the cup for a two.
Lifting his arms into the air, McIlroy looked skyward and smiled as playing partner Phil Mickelson, a four-time major champion and five-time US Open runner-up, could only applaud in amazement at the feat by his playing partner.
"He's striking it flawlessly and putted great on the greens," Mickelson said. "His first two rounds were very impressive."
Spain's Sergio Garcia and Americans Zach Johnson, Brandt Snedeker, Robert Garrigus and Matt Kuchar shared third in the clubhouse on 140, nine adrift of McIlroy.
"If he keeps playing the way he's playing, we're all playing for second," Snedeker said.
No American holds a major title and unless one wins this week, it will mark the longest run of majors in the modern era without a US winner.
"The pressure is off me," Johnson said. "I'm not the one that's supposed to win it right now."
The past 10 majors have been won by 10 different players and seven of the past eight majors have been taken by first-time major winners, streaks McIlroy would continue with a triumph.
The projected cut line was on 146, with World No. 1 Luke Donald of England among those set to make it on the number.
Those set to miss the weekend included Australians Adam Scott and Scott Hend, Englishmen Paul Casey, Ian Poulter and Justin Rose, South Korean K.J. Choi and South African Ernie Els, the winner at Congressional in the 1997 Open.
BETHESDA, June 17, 2011 (AFP) - Rory McIlroy eagled the eighth hole with a 113-yard wedge shot, becoming the fastest man in US Open history to reach 10-under par as he seized command of the event in Friday's second round.
Magical McIlroy, seeking his first major title at age 22, birdied the par-4 fourth and par-5 sixth, made a sand-save par at nine and a six-foot par putt at 11 to stay 10-under on a bogey-free morning at Congressional Country Club.
That was good enough for the Ulsterman to own a seven-stroke lead over American Zach Johnson, the 2007 Masters champion on the back nine, and South Koreans Yang Yong-Eun and Kim Kyung-Tae.
Should McIlroy maintain his margin at the end of the second round, he will own the largest 36-hole lead in US Open history, bettering the six-under record set by Woods in 2000 at Pebble Beach on his way to a record-smashing 15-stroke rout, the most lopsided triumph in major golf history.
Northern Ireland's McIlroy became only the fifth man in US Open history to reach 10-under at any point in any tournament, following Gil Morgan in 1992, Tiger Woods in 2000, Jim Furyk in 2003 and Ricky Barnes in 2009.
But none of them managed to shoot so low before the third round.
McIlroy squandered first-round leads with horror-show rounds of 80 at both last April's Masters and last year's British Open, but the prodigy grabbed a stranglehold on this event with an amazing swing from the eighth fairway.
McIlroy launched the ball to the back fringe of the green and from a distance watched as the ball slowly rolled back 25 feet toward the cup, curled its way slightly left and dropped in for an eagle two as the crowd roared.
Lifting his arms into the air, McIlroy looked skyward and smiled as playing partner Phil Mickelson, a four-time major champion and five-time US Open runner-up, could only applaud in astonishment at the feat he had witnessed.
McIlroy birdied the par-4 fourth, coaxed a hefty-breaking short par putt into the cup at five and birdied the par-5 sixth to reach eight-under, setting the stage for his fabulous eagle.
Johnson eagled the par-5 sixth and birdied the par-4 eighth to seize second at four-under, but fell back with a bogey at 10.
No American holds a major title and if none wins this week, it will mark the longest run of majors in the modern era without a US winner.
McIlroy fired a six-under par 65 on Thursday to grab a three-shot lead over reigning Masters champion Charl Schwartzel of South Africa and Yang, Asia's first men's major winner after his 2009 PGA Championship triumph.
No first-round US Open leader since 1933 had a larger lead than McIlroy, who topped the leaderboard after 18 holes for the third time in four majors.
McIlroy opened with a 65 at the Masters in April, becoming the youngest first-round leader in Augusta National history at age 21 although he shared the spot with Spain's Alvaro Quiros.
The Northern Irish prodigy took a four-stroke lead into the final round of the Masters and led by a stroke when he began the back nine but took a triple bogey at the 10th and faded from contention, stumbling in with a last-day 80.
McIlroy matched the lowest round in major championship history in his first round at last year's British Open with a 63 at St. Andrews to lead by two shots but battled severe winds in round two and soared to an 80, equalling the worst fall between the first and second rounds in tournament history.
The past 10 majors have been won by 10 different players and seven of the past eight majors have been taken by first-time major winners, streaks McIlroy would continue with a breakthrough triumph on Sunday.
Kim birdied the second through fourth holes to join the group at three-under with Yang, who had yet to tee off.
BETHESDA, June 18, 2011 (AFP) - Rory McIlroy's assault on the US Open has left his fellow pros open-mouthed in admiration.
Prior to the tournament, the consensus among those taking part was that just ducking under par on the exacting Congressional Country Club layout would likely be good enough to win.
With just two rounds played, the Ulsterman is already 11-under par, leads by six and is already in the record books with possibly more to follow.
"It's crazy, isn't it?" said Steve Stricker, who at 44 is twice the age of the Irish prodigy.
"There's a long ways to go yet. I mean, you just got to keep hanging in there and keep trying to shoot under par.
"He's got to come back. But the way he's playing now, it doesn't seem like he'll do that, but you've just got to keep fighting and see what happens.
"But pretty incredible what he's done so far."
Sentiments that were echoed by Brandt Snedeker, one of the brightest young American hopes who made it comfortably into the weekend with back-to-back rounds of 70, nine strokes back off the lead.
"I mean, I look back at my first two rounds and think if I had played my best golf I could be at 7- or 8-under par max and he would have beat me by four, and I'm sure he left some out there at some point. He's that kind of talent. Everybody knows it," he said.
"I hope he can kind of keep it going for the weekend. As a fan of golf I'd love to see him win this week. As a competitor I'd love to see myself win. We'll see how it goes.
"I think everybody would agree he's probably got more talent in his pinky than I have in my whole body. He is unbelievably talented."
Adopting the stance that every cloud has a silver lining, 2007 Masters Champion Zach Johnson said that with McIlroy in such dominant form, no one expected him to be caught come Sunday.
"The way I look at it, the pressure is off me. I'm not the one that's supposed to win it right now," he said.
"I'm not saying I don't want to lead, but I don't know how many shots he's winning by. It's got to be at least seven, right, eight, nine? You know, that's pretty good.
"I'm going to play my game. I can't control the leaderboard. I certainly can't control what Rory is doing or anybody. They're just numbers. It's completely irrelevant."
A McIlroy victory on Sunday would mean that European Tour golfers would maintain their stranglehold on the four major golf titles and that would be welcomed by Spain's Sergio Garcia, who was once himself the rising star of European golf.
"I think it would be great for him to win. He's a wonderful player, very nice kid. I get along very well with him, too," he said.
"I think he deserves it, and hopefully he'll be able to do it."
Another Ryder Cup teammate and close friend of McIlroy, defending champion Graeme McDowell, lavished particular praise on the tournament's leader's prowess off the tees.
"If you can drive it long and straight on this course it works well. He’s probably the best driver of the ball I’ve ever seen.
"We nicknamed him the BMW because he is the Ultimate Driving Machine. I played off his drives at the Ryder Cup.
"I’d love to do it for one week playing off his drives. Fair play, he’s decimated this US Open golf course and this is no easy test. It’s an amazing display of golf."
A word of warning, though, from Englishman Lee Westwood, who made it through to the weekend 12 strokes behind McIlroy.
"I think that's the attitude I'm going to go with over the next couple of days -- to try and get past whoever is in the second spot -- and we'll see what Rory does," Westwood said. "He's had leads before."
BETHESDA, June 18, 2011 (AFP) - World No. 1 Luke Donald of England and second-ranked countryman Lee Westwood plus third-ranked Martin Kaymer of Germany were supposed to be the star trio of the first two days at the US Open.
Instead, the current top man and his most recent predecessors struggled on Friday just to survive the cut at Congressional Country Club, all sneaking inside the likely trim line with Donald appearing to make it on the number.
The storm-hit second round was halted by darkness with 21 players yet to finish, but the projected cut line was all-but certain with 72 players on four-over 146, 15 strokes off the pace of Ulsterman Rory McIlroy.
Donald, still seeking his first major title, fought himself back into the hunt after an opening three-over 74, sinking birdies on four of the final five holes on the front nine to reach level par for the tournament.
But Donald began a run of three bogeys in four holes at the 12th and ended with a bogey as well to stand on 146, his second four-over back nine in a row.
"I struggled on the back nine both days and that comes down to not hitting enough fairways and not hitting enough greens," Donald said. "I hit 50 percent of fairways and you're always going to struggle on a course like this.
"I’ve got to find something on the weekend and shoot a couple of good rounds and see what happens. I had a good run on the front nine. The back nine is long so if you miss the fairway you can’t get to the green as much."
Kaymer, who won last year's PGA Championship, fired a 70 to stand on 144 alongside defending champion Graeme McDowell, another Ulsterman, and Japan's Ryo Ishikawa, with Westwood firing a 68 to stand on one-over 143.
"I played well," Westwood said. "I didn't hit that many bad shots, hit a lot of good ones.
Westwood, seeking his first major title, birdied the par-3 second and par-5 sixth and answered his lone bogey at the eighth with a birdie at the ninth. A birdie at the 15th made him the best of the high-profile trio but still 12 back of McIlroy.
"If I'm going to win the tournament, then I'm going to need Rory to play poorly over the weekend," Westwood said. "I might play great and shoot 11-under par and get to 10, but if he shoots level at the weekend then he wins."
BETHESDA, June 18, 2011 (AFP) - Yang Yong-Eun is used to making stunning comebacks and he admits he will need another one of those to overhaul Rory McIlroy in the US Open at the weekend.
The tough 39-year-old South Korean managed, just, to hang onto the coattails of the 22-year-old Ulsterman in Friday's US Open second round, with a 69 that left him six shots adrift.
The next best are a further three strokes back, and, barring another McIlroy meltdown, it looks down to Yang to stop him winning his first major title at the Congressional Country Club.
Asked what his strategy would be at the weekend to reel in the Irishman, Yang seemed nonplussed.
"I don't know what the score would be. I don't have any specific number," he said.
"I do have a strategy and that's just to zone out everything around me and just play my game.
"I'm just going to try and block out everybody around me and every aspect around me and just imagine as if I'm just going to play. I'm just having a practice round of my own. Hopefully that'll help out."
He does have a history of comebacks though.
Two years ago, he made golfing history by coming from two strokes behind to defeat Tiger Woods for the PGA Championship title at Hazeltine in Minnesota.
It was the first time in 15 attempts that Woods had failed to win a major title when leading or tied for the lead entering the final round.
In so doing, Yang became the first Asian man to win a major title, earning him instant celebrity throughout the continent.
He also produced a remarkable comeback, he points out, last year to win the Korea Open.
"I played against Seung Noh, he was 10 strokes ahead of me (entering the final round), and I won the Korea Open. So anything can happen in golf, really," Yang said.
"I know it's sort of a different kind of level of golf tournament, but still, there are many amazing things that happen in golf."
Yang will have the advantage of playing alongside McIlroy in the final pairing on Saturday and will be able to calibrate his own game plan according to how he sees the younger and less experienced man is doing.
"Rory could end up having another spectacular round of whatever number under par and I could have an over par situation," he said.
"And even if I'm in that situation, stuck in that situation at midway, I'm not going to try and force myself, claw back into a position where I can chase the front-runner.
"Right now I'm just going to block everything out. It's just about me playing another solid round of golf tomorrow, and if it so happens to be that I'm in a position in round four on Sunday, then maybe I'll change the tactics."
BETHESDA, June 18, 2011 (AFP) - Collated scores on Saturday after the conclusion of the storm-interrupted second round of the US Open golf championship at the par-71 Congressional Country Club Blue Course:
131 - Rory McIlroy (NIR) 65-66
137 - Yang Yong-Eun (KOR) 68-69
140 - Robert Garrigus (USA) 70-70, Sergio Garcia (ESP) 69-71, Zach Johnson (USA) 71-69, Brandt Snedeker (USA), 70-70, Matt Kuchar (USA) 72-68
141 - Kim Kyung-Tae (KOR) 69-72, Alvaro Quiros (ESP) 70-71, Robert Rock (ENG) 70-71, Heath Slocum (USA) 71-70, Davis Love (USA) 70-71, Ryan Palmer (USA) 69-72, Brandt Jobe (USA) 71-70
142 - Patrick Cantlay (USA) 75-67, John Senden (AUS) (70-72), Noh Seung Yul (KOR) 72-70, Charl Schwartzel (RSA) 68-74, Alexander Noren (SWE) 75-67, Marc Leishman (USA) 73-69, Russell Henley (USA) 73-69, Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) 69-73, Henrik Stenson (SWE) 70-72, Johan Edfors (SWE) 70-72
143 - Bo Van Pelt (USA) 76-67, Peter Hanson (SWE) 72-71, Phil Mickelson (USA) 74-69, Kevin Happell (USA) 76-67, Fredrik Jacobson (SWE) 74-69, Lee Westwood (ENG) 75-68, Jason Day (AUS) 71-72, Bud Cauley 71-72
144 - Steve Stricker (USA) 75-69, Edoardo Molinari (ITA) 74-70, Kim Dohoon (KOR) 73-71, Brian Gay (USA) 73-71, Graeme McDowell (NIR) 70-74, Padraig Harrington (IRL) 71-73, Ryo Ishikawa (JPN) 74-70, Martin Kaymer (GER) 74-70, Jeff Overton (USA) 72-72, Gary Woodland (USA) 73-71, Scott Piercy 73-71
145 - Alexandre Rocha (BRA) 69-76, Michael Putnam (USA) 74-71, Todd Hamilton (USA) 73-72, Lucas Glover (USA) 76-69, Rory Sabbatini (RSA) 72-73, Charley Hoffman (USA) 71-74, Chez Reavie (USA) 70-75, Harrison Frazar (USA) 72-73, Marcel Siem (GER) 79-66, Justin Hicks (USA) 74-17, JJ Henry (USA) 72-73, Brad Benjamin (USA) 72-73
146 - Retief Goosen (RSA) 73-73, Matteo Manassero (ITA) 74-72, Dustin Johnson (USA) 75-71, Kenichi Kuboya (JPN) 73-73, Bae Sangmoon (KOR) 75-71, Wes Heffernan (USA) 75-71, Kevin Streelman (USA) 73-73, Gregory Havret (FRA) 77-69, Anthony Kim (USA) 74-72, Luke Donald (ENG) 74-72, Bill Haas (USA) 73-73, Webb Simpson (USA) 75-71, Bubba Watson (USA) 71-75, Robert Karlsson (SWE) 79-67, Christo Greyling (RSA) 72-74, Adam Hadwin (CAN) 75-71
Missed the cut
147 - Martin Laird (SCO) 73-74, Scott Hend (USA) (69-78), Stephen Gallacher (SCO) 73-74, Rickie Fowler (USA) 74-73, Hunter Mahan (USA) 74-73, Christopher Deforest (USA) 71-76, David May (USA) 71-76, Chad Campbell (USA) 76-71, Paul Casey (ENG) 73-74, Stewart Cink (USA) 70-77, Justin Rose (ENG) 74-73, Adam Scott (AUS) 74-73, Nick O'Hern (AUS) 77-70, Jesse Hutchins (USA) 76-71, John Ellis (USA) 74-73
148 - Ben Crane (USA) 77-71, Mark Wilson (USA) 78-70, Ian Poulter (ENG) 75-73, Nick Watney (USA) 75-73, Aaron Baddeley (AUS) 71-77, Gealy Elliot (USA) 77-71, Shane Lowry (IRL) 72-76, Ernie Els (RSA) 73-75
149 - Andres Gonzales (USA) 79-70, Jason Dufner (USA) 75-74, David Toms (USA) 74-75, Francesco Molinari (ITA) 75-74, Trevor Immelman (RSA) 75-74, Camilo Vilegas (COL) 77-72, Briny Baird (USA) 75-74, Jon Mills (CAN) 76-73, Bennett Blakeman (USA) 76-73, Chris Williams (USA) 76-73, Greg Chalmers (USA) 76-73, Marc Turnesa (USA) 76-73, Alex Cejka (GER) 75-74, Jim Furyk (USA) 74-75, Sam Saunders (USA) 74-75, D.A. Points (USA) 74-75, Michael Tobiason (USA) 75-74
150 - Scott Barr (AUS) 75-75, Miguel Angel Jimenez (ESP) 77-73, Ryan Moore (USA) 73-77, Robert Allenby (AUS) 73-78, Fred Funk (USA) 75-75, KJ Choi (KOR) 77-73, Nicolas Colsaerts (BEL) 76-74, Peter Uilein (USA) 72-78, Angel Cabrera (ARG) 71-79, Matthew Edwards (USA) 75-75
151 - Bubba Dickerson (USA) 70-81, Geoff Ogilvy (AUS) 75-76, Kirk Triplett (USA) 76-75, Thomas Levet (FRA) 75-76, Joey Lamielle (USA) 76-75
152 - Robert Dinwiddie (ENG) 78-74, Pan Cheng-Tsung (TPE) 74-78, Hiroyuki Fujita (JPN) 79-73, David Howell (ENG) 78-74, Chris Wilson (USA) 74-78, Michael Campbell (NZL) 75-77, Jonathan Byrd (USA) 75-77, Zack Byrd (USA) 77-75, Michael Smith (USA) 76-76, Michael Whitehead (USA) 77-75
153 - Maarten Lafaber (NED) 79-74, Brian Locke (USA) 75-78, Ryan Nelson (USA) 75-78, Beau Hossler (USA) 76-77, Kim Dae-Hyun (KOR) 79-74, Brad Adamonis (USA) 77-76, Adam Long (USA) 76-77
154 - Andreas Harto (DEN) 78-76, Scott Pinckney (USA) 79-75, Will Wilcox (USA) 79-75
155 - Geoffrey Sisk (USA) 77-78, Kevin Na (USA) 80-75, Steven Irwin (USA) 78-77, Brett Patterson (USA) 77-78
157 - Ty Tryon (USA) 84-73, David Chung (USA) 82-75
158 - Matt Richardson (USA) 77-81
166 - Michael Barbosa (USA) 83-83
WD - Tim Petrovic 75
BETHESDA, June 18, 2011 (AFP) - Pairings for Saturday's third round of the 111th US Open golf championship at Congressional Country Club (all times local, 4 off GMT):
10 a.m. - Adam Hadwin (CAN), Christo Greyling (RSA)
10:10 - Robert Karlsson (SWE), Bubba Watson (USA)
10:20 - Webb Simpson (USA), Bill Haas (USA)
10:30 - Luke Donald (ENG), Anthony Kim (USA)
10:40 - Kevin Streelman (USA), Gregory Havret (FRA)
10:50 - Kang Sung-Hoon (KOR), Wes Heffernan (USA)
11:00 - Bae Sang-Moon (KOR), Kenichi Kuboya (JPN)
11:10 - Matteo Manassero (ITA), Dustin Johnson (USA)
11:20 - Retief Goosen (RSA), Brad Benjamin (USA)
11:30 - J.J. Henry (USA), Marcel Siem (GER)
11:40 - Justin Hicks (USA), Chez Reavie (USA)
11:50 - Harrison Frazar (USA), Charley Hoffman (USA)
12:00 p.m. - Rory Sabbatini (RSA), Lucas Glover (USA)
12:10 - Todd Hamilton (USA), Michael Putnam (USA)
12:20 - Alexandre Roche (BRA), Gary Woodland (USA)
12:30 - Jeff Overton (USA), Scott Piercy (USA)
12:40 - Martin Kaymer (GER), Graeme McDowell (NIR)
12:50 - Ryo Ishikawa (JPN), Padraig Harrington (IRL)
1:00 - Brian Gay (USA), Kim Do-Hoon (KOR)
1:10 - Edoardo Molinari (ITA), Steve Stricker (USA)
1:20 - Bud Cauley (USA), Jason Day (AUS)
1:30 - Fredrik Jacobson (SWE), Lee Westwood (ENG)
1:40 - Kevin Chappell (USA), Phil Mickelson (USA)
1:50 - Peter Hanson (SWE), Bo Van Pelt (USA)
2:00 - Johan Edfors (SWE), Henrik Stenson (SWE)
2:10 - Louis Oosthuizen (RSA), Russell Henley (USA)
2:20 - Marc Leishman (AUS), Alexander Noren (SWE)
2:30 - Charl Schwartzel (RSA), Noh Seung-Yul (KOR)
2:40 - John Senden (AUS), Patrick Cantlay (USA)
2:50 - Brandt Jobe (USA), Ryan Palmer (USA)
3:00 - Davis Love (USA), Heath Slocum (USA)
3:10 - Robert Rock (ENG), Alvaro Quiros (ESP)
3:20 - Kim Kyung-Tae (KOR), Matt Kuchar (USA)
3:30 - Brandt Snedeker (USA), Zach Johnson (USA)
3:40 - Sergio Garcia (ESP), Robert Garrigus (USA)
3:50 - Yang Yong-Eun (KOR), Rory McIlroy (NIR)