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Rory McIlroy wins the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla
By SP_COP on August 11, 2014 | From www.sbnation.com
Rory McIlroy wins the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla It wasn’t easy, but McIlroy won the PGA Championship for his 4th major title, 2nd of the season, and 3rd consecutive overall win.

Rory McIlroy cemented his status as the top player in the world on Sunday when he held off an impressive list of contenders to win the 2014 PGA Championship, the second of his career. McIlroy has now won four major championships, including back-to-back major wins. The victory was his third professional win in a row.

McIlroy, in claiming his second grand slam trophy of the season, finished at 16-under to hold off an all-star field led by Phil Mickelson, who finished second at 15-under in the final major of the men's season. McIlroy became the third-youngest player to win four majors -- ahead of Woods and between Jack Nicklaus and Seve Ballesteros.

For sure, it was no romp by eight shots, the margin by which McIlroy won both the 2011 U.S. Open and 2012 PGA. It was not even the relatively pressure-free day he enjoyed when he won last month’s British Open by two strokes.

No, this was a smash-mouth heavyweight bout among a group of superstars each of whom had his trophy cabinet measured for the Wanamaker. Until the end, it was a slugfest among McIlroy, Mickelson, Rickie Fowler and Henrik Stenson, with the lead changing hands several times before Rory was the last man standing in what is sure to be a controversial ending to a memorable competition....
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NAMES: Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson, Rickie Fowler

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