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Rory McIlroy Wins PGA Championship

It kind of got forgotten among the Olympic hullabaloo, but the PGA Championship, golf's final major of the season, was this weekend, and Rory McIlroy is your winner.


Much like at last year's U.S. Open, it seemed like McIlroy just couldn't be stopped. His eight-stroke margin of victory is the largest ever in the PGA Championship. A few other guys were in contention earlier in the week, but no one could catch Rory. Tiger Woods was tied for the lead after Friday's round, but mercifully spared us of all the "Is Tiger back?" columns by shooting 74 and 72 in the final two rounds. Tiger failed to break par in eight weekend rounds at majors this year. Carl Pettersson played in the final group with McIlroy today, but his hopes for a victory were dashed when he was assessed a two-shot penalty on the first hole for moving a loose impediment in a hazard.

This tournament was all about McIlroy, though. He showed just how dominant he can be when he's on the top of his game.

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