Though the big story of the 2011 US Open and in all of sports right now is Rory McIlroy, a couple loose local storylines tied themselves up late Sunday. Matt Kuchar, who entered the final round ranked in the top five with a chance to contend for second place, struggled on his back nine and wound up in a tie for 14th place with 2010 winner Graeme McDowell and others.
Georgia Bulldogs amateur Russell Henley finished four strokes better than he did in 2010, but still came up three shy of low amateur Patrick Cantlay. The UCLA Bruins freshman has been on a rampage, winning the Nicklaus Award and Palmer Cup before nearly cracking the top 20 at Congressional.
Bubba Watson and Christo Greyling closed out the tournament with disappointing Sundays, while Stewart Cink wasn't able to make the cut despite a solid opening round.