Drama sometimes dies when superstars get in their zone. It happened years ago with Tiger Woods, when major championships became predictably over once his name got near the top of the leaderboard. Roger Federer beat up the tennis world for so long that you knew after the first set that the championship would be his.
And now, we have Rory McIlroy. The 23-year-old won his second major championship of his career on Sunday at Kiawah Island, taking home the PGA Championship with an incredible weekend that saw the Northern Irishman win by eight shots, a new PGA Championship record.
You’ll hear all the stats when reading about Rory, but it’s worth noting; he’s the youngest player to ever win the PGA Championship, and he won his second major in 17 starts, one better than it took Tiger to grab his second major win (18 starts for Woods, counting his amateur days). The win landed Rory atop the world golf rankings, a spot he’s been before but for some reason, it feels different now.
And all this without much fanfare heading into this PGA Championship week. McIlroy had an incredible start to his 2012, but his game has been lackluster over the last few months and coming in, he wasn’t necessarily at the top of a lot of expert’s lists.
But we all knew that Rory had the ability to be a legend in this game, because of his incredible amount of talent and the way he was able to bounce back a year ago at the Masters with that dominating performance at the U.S. Open.
WUPN: To a great young man we say congrats.
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David Feherty talks with Rory McIlroy about his U.S. Open victory at Congressional in this sneak peek of an all-new Feherty, Tuesday at 9PM ET only on Golf Channel.