Golf: McIlroy wins PGA, vaults into No. 1 spot
KIAWAH ISLAND, South Carolina (AFP) - Rory McIlroy blitzed the field on a marathon Sunday at the PGA Championship, claiming his second major title with a record-setting eight-shot victory on the wind-swept Ocean Course.
The 23-year-old Northern Irishman surpassed Luke Donald to become the No. 1 ranked player in the world as he closed with a six-under 66 in the final major championship of the season.
McIlroy capped his brilliant bogey-free performance with a 24-foot birdie putt on the last hole to reach a 13-under 275 total.
The challengers all fell by the wayside as McIlroy earned his second dominating major championship win. He won the 2011 US Open also by a whopping eight strokes.