KIAWAH ISLAND, SC — Rory McIlroy continued his ascent to the top of the golf world on Sunday, finishing off a record-breaking PGA Championship victory with a bogey-free final-round 66 to finish at -13 for the tournament.
McIlroy rolled in a long birdie putt on the 18th hole to seal victory and send the crowd gathered at The Ocean Course on Kiawah Island into a frenzy.
McIlroy finished eight shots clear of the field to break Jack Nicklaus’ mark for the biggest winning margin at a PGA Championship. Jack won by 7 in 1980 at Oak Hill Country Club, the site of next year’s PGA.
The win is the 23-year-old’s second victory in a major, following his win at last year’s U.S. Open at Congressional. The Northern Irishman also blew away the field in that event — finishing eight shots better than anyone else in that one too.
Little-known Englishman David Lynn finished second at -5 at The Ocean Course. Tiger Woods ended the week at -2 after a final round of even-par 72.
(Westwood One’s Graeme Agars recaps the final round)
(Rory McIlroy on his feelings after the win)
(Rory on his emotions after winning)
(Rory on winning majors)
(Rory on conditions helping scoring at The Ocean Course)
(Rory on not thinking about the victory early)
(Rory says he’s already looking forward to the next major)
(David Lynn on Rory McIlroy)
(Listen to Rory McIlroy’s championship press conference)