Rory McIlroy won the 2011 U.S. Open on Sunday at 17 strokes under par. It was a week-long virtuoso performance bolstered by the fact that just two months ago McIlroy blew a four stroke lead in the final round of the Masters. The epic disaster that was the Irishman’s final round at Augusta had the golf world wondering if he would ever recover. He did. Spectacularly.