Golf: Top-ranked McIlroy wins 96th PGA Championship

 Top-ranked Rory McIlroy has won his fourth major title. -- PHOTO: AFP
 Top-ranked Rory McIlroy has won his fourth major title. -- PHOTO: AFP

LOUISVILLE (AFP) - Top-ranked Rory McIlroy won his fourth major title Sunday by capturing the PGA Championship in a dramatic shotmakers' showdown over the back nine at rain-softened Valhalla.

McIlroy, who won the British Open three weeks ago, fired a three-under par 68 in the final round to finish 72 holes on 16-under par 268 and edge five-time major champion Phil Mickelson by one shot.

The 25-year-old from Northern Ireland took the Wanamaker Trophy and a US$1.34 million (SG$1.68 million) top prize.