Rory rallies to win PGA Championship by 1 over Phil

(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP)- Rory McIlroy is now two-for-two in the last pair of majors of the PGA Tour season.

The Northern Ireland superstar, fresh off his triumph at the British Open, was five under par for his final 12 holes en route to a final round 3-under 68 to win the 96th PGA Championship at 16 under par. McIroy began his back nine on Sunday with an eagle-3 on the 10th hole to shoot a 32 on the back nine. It’s McIlroy’s second PGA title. He now owns four major titles.

McIlroy is only the fourth player in the last century of golf to win four majors at 25 or younger. The others were Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Bobby Jones, three of the game’s greatest players. The last player to win back-to-back majors was Padraig Harrington in 2008.

Fan favorite Phil Mickleson finished second with a 5-under 66 to wind up 15 under par. Rickie Fowler and Henrik Stenson tied for third, two shots behind.

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