(KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C.) — It was a dominant performance by Rory McIlroy at the 94th PGA Championship at The Ocean Course all weekend long. The 23-year-old McIlroy put on a flawless performance, finishing 13-under par to take home the trophy.
McIlroy’s closest opponent was David Lynn who finished eight strokes back.
“Just trying to play solid golf, I set myself a target,” said McIlroy. “I said look if I get to 12 under par, no one’s going to catch me and I was able to go one better than that.”
The win marked McIlroy’s second major championship for his career, four months younger than Tiger Woods was when he captured his second. McIlroy won by eight strokes in last year’s U.S. Open as well.
“It’s an incredible feeling just to sit up here and see this trophy and be able to call myself a multiple major champion,” McIlroy said. “I’m very privileged to join such an elite list of names.”
Tiger Woods, who shared the 36-hole lead headed into the weekend, got as close as four shots and closed with a 72.
The win launched McIlroy back to the No.1 ranked player in the world.
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