Boy wonder

Rory McIlroy became the youngest winner of the US Open since 1923 during the early hours of last Monday morning.

The 22-year-old Northern Irishman left the top class field trailing in his wake by upwards of eight shots as he put his April Masters nightmare firmly behind him.

As England’s Lee Westwood tied for third, another former world No1 watching from the sidelines, Tiger Woods, will be wondering if there is a way back from injury in view of the coming of age of the sport’s latest superstar.