PGA Tour Leaderboard 2014: Rory McIlroy Wins Second PGA Championship Over Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler

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Aug 11, 2014 10:00 AM EDT
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates his one-stroke victory on the 18th green during the final round of the 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club on August 10, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. "

Rory McIlroy put himself in the history books after winning the PGA Championship on Sunday, as he now joins Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Bobby Jones as the only players to win four majors before turning 26 and he adds this win to his British Open win earlier in the season and the major came at Valhalla after McIlroy pulled ahead and held off Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler.

McIlroy is having a dream season and he now has won three tournaments in a row on tour and he now has two PGA Championship wins along with a British Open and a US Open title. McIlroy came into the day with the lead and he finished with a three under 68 and that was enough for the win and now he is in historic territory and the tournament was close all day and things finished right around dusk after a weather delay early on Sunday.

McIlroy looked like he might not pull things off on Sunday when he was three back heading into the final nine, but he was able to rally and pull things back and he had some fantastic shots and ended up ahead. The weather pushed things later in the day and it looked like things could be called for darkness if a playoff was in play, but that ended up not being necessary. McIlroy now has really delivered on his promise as a new young great in golf and Tiger Woods missing the cut here shows there is a changing of the guard.

McIlroy remains number one in the world and Mickelson ended up second for the ninth time in his career and he had a 66 to finish. Fowler had some fantastic shots throughout the day and he missed out finishing runner up at a major for the third straight time and he has really come on this year as well. McIlroy has been the star this year and now he has four majors for his career and he will be looking to complete the four majors with a win at the next one at the Masters at Augusta National in April.

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