Rough road ahead for Rory McIlroy

Updated: June 11, 2012, 8:25 PM ET
By Bob Harig | ESPN.com

SAN FRANCISCO -- To win one U.S. Open would suffice for most pro golfers, and winning at least two is a feat accomplished by just 18 players in the history of the championship.

Winning them back to back? There might not be a friendlier wager to make against such an occurrence.

Jack Nicklaus won consecutive Masters, but never two U.S. Opens in a row. Arnold Palmer won consecutive British Opens but managed just one U.S. Open title. Tiger Woods has won the British Open and PGA Championship ...

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