2014 PGA Champion
With his victory in the 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club, Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland raised the Wanamaker Trophy for the second time in three years. McIlroy closed with a 3-under 68, 16-under-par 216 total, to become only the third-youngest to win four major championships (25 years, 3 months, 6 days), behind Tiger Woods (24 years, 6 months, 24 days) and Jack Nicklaus (25 years, 2 months, 22 days).
McIlroy also is the:
- fifth golfer to win the Open Championship and PGA Championship in the same calendar year (Walter Hagen in 1924; Nick Price in 1994; Tiger Woods in 2000 and 2006; Padraig Harrington in 2008). Note that the feat was accomplished twice by Woods, so this is the sixth time that it has happened.
- first to win two straight majors since Padraig Harrington in 2008
- fifth international player to win more than one PGA Championship (Jim Barnes of England, 1916 and 1919; Gary Player of South Africa, 1962 and 1972; Nick Price of South Africa, 1992 and 1994; Vijay Singh of Fiji, 1998 and 2004). McIlroy won his first PGA Championship in 2012.
- sixth to win the PGA Championship shooting all four rounds in the 60s
McIlroy is now 32-under par in his last 12 PGA Championship rounds and is 48-under par in his last 12 competitive rounds of 2014.
McIlroy will defend his title in the 97th PGA Championship, Aug. 13-16, 2015, at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin.
Phil Mickelson came in second and Henrik Stenson and Rickie Fowler tied for third.
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