McIlroy Wins PGA Championship By Record 8 Strokes

Rory McIlroy turned in a final-round, 6-under 66 to win the PGA Championship by eight strokes on Sunday, setting the tournament record for margin of victory at 13 under.

McIllroy made six birdies and no bogeys on the the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, draining a 25-footer for birdie on No. 18 to capture the victory.

“On 18, I was just taking the whole thing in,” McIlroy said. “I allowed myself the luxury of walking up 18 knowing that I was going to win. I enjoyed the moment, just let it all sink in.”

The 23-year-old from Northern Ireland reclaims the top spot in the Official World Golf Ranking. Sunday’s victory marked his second major win. McIlroy won last year's U.S. Open by the same eight-shot margin, but after winning the Honda Classic this March, he went into a tailspin by missing four cuts over five tournaments.

"I think winning his second major is going to make things a lot easier for him," Padraig Harrington said. "I think last year he proved it, but there's been ups and downs since his last major win because of the pressure and the expectations and the hype. Now he's delivered again. It's going to be a lot easier for him going forward. And he'll get better."

The PGA Championship record for margin of victory was seven strokes, set by Jack Nicklaus in 1980.

David Lynn took second place, closing with a 68.

PGA Championship Results
Par-72 Kiawah Island Golf Resort (Ocean Course); Kiawah Island, S.C.
Rory McIlroy, $1,445,000    67-75-67-66—275
David Lynn, $865,000    73-74-68-68—283
Justin Rose, $384,500    69-79-70-66—284
Keegan Bradley, $384,500    68-77-71-68—284
Ian Poulter, $384,500    70-71-74-69—284
Carl Pettersson, $384,500    66-74-72-72—284
Blake Adams, $226,000    71-72-75-67—285
Jamie Donaldson, $226,000    69-73-73-70—285
Peter Hanson, $226,000    69-75-70-71—285
Steve Stricker, $226,000    74-73-67-71—285
Ben Curtis, $143,286    69-76-73-67—286
Bubba Watson, $143,286    73-75-70-68—286
Tim Clark, $143,286    71-73-73-69—286
Geoff Ogilvy, $143,286    68-78-70-70—286
Graeme McDowell, $143,286    68-76-71-71—286
Tiger Woods, $143,286    69-71-74-72—286
Adam Scott, $143,286    68-75-70-73—286
John Daly, $99,667    68-77-73-69—287
Padraig Harrington, $99,667    70-76-69-72—287
Bo Van Pelt, $99,667    73-73-67-74—287
Seung-yul Noh, $72,667    74-75-74-65—288
Robert Garrigus, $72,667    74-73-74-67—288
Joost Luiten, $72,667    68-76-75-69—288
Louis Oosthuizen, $72,667    70-79-70-69—288
Pat Perez, $72,667    69-76-71-72—288
Jimmy Walker, $72,667    73-75-67-73—288
Thorbjorn Olesen, $51,900    75-74-71-69—289
Jason Dufner, $51,900    74-76-68-71—289
Miguel Angel Jimenez, $51,900    69-77-72-71—289
Marc Leishman, $51,900    74-72-71-72—289
Trevor Immelman, $51,900    71-72-70-76—289
Luke Donald, $42,625    74-76-74-66—290
John Senden, $42,625    73-74-72-71—290
Greg Chalmers, $42,625    70-76-72-72—290
Bill Haas, $42,625    75-73-69-73—290
Y.E. Yang, $34,750    73-74-74-70—291
Rich Beem, $34,750    72-76-72-71—291
Fredrik Jacobson, $34,750    71-75-73-72—291
Phil Mickelson, $34,750    73-71-73-74—291
Marcel Siem, $34,750    72-73-71-75—291
Vijay Singh, $34,750    71-69-74-77—291
Martin Laird, $25,750    71-74-79-68—292
David Toms, $25,750    72-78-72-70—292
Gary Woodland, $25,750    67-79-75-71—292
J.J. Henry, $25,750    72-77-70-73—292
Jim Furyk, $25,750    72-77-70-73—292
Aaron Baddeley, $25,750    68-75-74-75—292
Scott Piercy, $18,625    68-78-78-69—293
Retief Goosen, $18,625    73-74-75-70—293
Thomas Bjorn, $18,625    70-79-74-70—293
Dustin Johnson, $18,625    71-79-72-71—293
Ernie Els, $18,625    72-75-73-73—293
Paul Lawrie, $18,625    73-75-71-74—293
Sang Moon Bae, $16,810    72-78-71-73—294
Brendon de Jonge, $16,810    71-78-72-73—294
Darren Clarke, $16,810    73-76-72-73—294
K.J. Choi, $16,810    69-77-75-73—294
Francesco Molinari, $16,810    70-75-74-75—294
Ryo Ishikawa, $16,100    69-77-79-70—295
Charl Schwartzel, $16,100    70-77-74-74—295
K.T. Kim, $15,900    69-77-77-73—296
George McNeill, $15,650    71-76-80-70—297
Chez Reavie, $15,650    74-76-73-74—297
Ken Duke, $15,650    71-78-74-74—297
G. Fernandez-Castano, $15,650    67-78-75-77—297
Marcus Fraser, $15,350    74-75-78-71—298
Alex Noren, $15,350    67-80-73-78—298
John Huh, $15,150    72-78-79-70—299
Toru Taniguchi, $15,150    72-76-78-73—299
Zach Johnson, $15,000    72-73-76-79—300
Matt Every, $14,900    72-76-74-82—304
Cameron Tringale, $14,800    69-78-77-82—306

 

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