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McIlroy takes 6-shot lead into US Open weekend

11:09 PM June 18, 2011

BETHESDA, Maryland— Christo Greyling and Adam Hadwin made it to the weekend of the U.S. Open because of a rain delay. Thanks to their late birdies Saturday morning, they get to stick around even longer.

Hadwin birdied the par-5 ninth hole for an even-par 71 to make the cut on the number at 4-under 146. Greyling birdied the eighth hole and hung on with a par to complete his 74 and make the cut on the number.

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Both wound up making three birdies on their last four holes.

They were among 21 players who had to return to Congressional because a weather delay kept them from finishing Friday.

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If making the cut was a personal triumph, winning the U.S. Open seemed to be out of reach.

This was Rory McIlroy’s show going into the final two days at Congressional, for he had a six-shot lead over Y.E. Yang.

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