Rory McIlroy has started the US Open on fire with a stunning round of 65 to lead the event by three shots.
The 22-year-old is hoping to bounce back from his final round capitulation at Augusta in the first major of the season.
The Northern Irishman is still trying to shake off the tag as the man who blew the Masters after squandering a four-shot lead going into the final day with a closing 80.
He is looking for his first major win but he is no stranger to the top of the leaderboard in major events, finishing third in the 2009 and 2010 USPGA and the 2010 Open.
"I just need to keep it going. I played really good out there, didn't make any mistakes, which in a US Open is huge," he said following his round.
McIlroy outclassed the rest of the field at Congressional and his feat is even more impressive considering the top three players in the world - Luke Donald, Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer – carded 74,74 and 75 respectively.