The latest example is perhaps the most impressive when factoring in age. Just a couple months after one of the biggest Masters meltdowns in history
, a final-round 80 to blow a four-shot lead and finish T-15, the 22-year old from Northern Ireland didn't just win his next major, he did it in historic fashion. McIlroy blitzed the field at Congressional to set the 36, 54 and 72-hole U.S. Open scoring records to win by a whopping eight shots. His milestone victory gave him a first major title and showed he wouldn't let the recent memories of Augusta haunt him in what promises to be a long and successful career ahead.