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PGA Championship 2012: Rory McIlroy Destroys The Field

Rory McIlroy left no doubt to who the best golfer was this week, thrashing the competition with a 13-under to win by a record eight strokes.

Aug, 12, 2012; Kiawah Island, SC, USA; Rory McIlroy at the 18th hole during the trophy presentation of the Final Round of the 94th PGA Championship at The Ocean Course of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort.  Mandatory Credit: Bruce Chapman-US PRESSWIRE
Aug, 12, 2012; Kiawah Island, SC, USA; Rory McIlroy at the 18th hole during the trophy presentation of the Final Round of the 94th PGA Championship at The Ocean Course of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Chapman-US PRESSWIRE

It isn't often in a major where the back nine is nothing more than a victory lap.

However that was the case on Sunday, when Rory McIlroy completed his total domination of the competition. The youngster won by eight strokes with a 13-under at the 94th PGA Championship at the Ocean Course on Kiawah Island. The margin of victory set a record for the event, as McIlroy claimed his second career major and now vaults himself to the top of golf.

David Lynn finished a distant second at 5-under, with Keegan Bradley, Justin Rose, Ian Poulter and Carl Pettersson all tying for third at 4-under.

Tiger Woods was tied for the lead headed into the weekend, but melted down the stretch. Woods ended his tournament tied for 11th along with Master champion Bubba Watson.

Phil Mickelson was never in serious contention, and ended his time in South Carolina with a 3-over, tied for 36th place.

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