Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland tees off on the 10th hole during the first round of the 139th Open Championship on the Old Course, St Andrews on July 15, 2010 in St Andrews, Scotland. (Getty Images)more pics »Rory McIlroy
is just 21, and totally kicked butt at the opening day of the British Open 2010 today. He's from Northern Ireland, and currently leading the competition by two shots -- and set the record for the lowest-ever round at a major championship with a 9-under par 63 today, reports CNN
. Rory McIlroy (Getty)
In second place at the end of the day today is South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen
with a 65, and the 1995 British Open winner John Daly
is a shot behind that, then comes Tiger Woods
with a 67. It's still anyone's game, but McIlroy's impressive start must be a bit daunting to the much-older crowd.
"The course was there to be taken apart," McIlroy said. "There are a lot of scores out there which are really good and I'm very happy to be in the clubhouse with a 63."
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