McIlroy collects fourth major with PGA Championship win

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates with PGA officials when presented with the Wanamaker...

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates with PGA officials when presented with the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 10, 2014. (REUTERS)

TIM MCKAY, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 10:39 PM ET

It’s clear that this is Rory McIlroy's time.

On Sunday, in the birthplace of Muhammad Ali, he went blow-for-blow with all his contenders could muster up. And as the lights went down on the 96th PGA Championship – one of the most entertaining majors in a long while -- McIlroy proved that he is the game’s current undisputed heavyweight champion.

It was his fourth major victory, making him the youngest to have accomplished that feat in the modern era behind Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus, respectively. His second PGA Championship in three years came just three weeks after he completed the third leg of his career grand slam, and it also marked his third victory in three consecutive starts. He’s the first to win two consecutive majors since Padraig Harrington in 2008.

 


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