Rory McIlroy Wins British Open for Third Major

Rory McIlroy led by six shots going into the final round and never let anyone closer than two shots. He closed with a 1-under 71 for a two-shot victory over Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler.

updated: July 21, 2014 08:06 IST
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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates winning the British Open Golf championship with his mother Rosie after the final round at the Royal Liverpool golf club.


Hoylake, England: Walking off the 18th green as the British Open champion, Rory McIlroy kept gazing at all the greats on golf's oldest trophy.

On the claret jug, his name is etched in silver below Phil Mickelson.

In the record book, he is listed behind Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods as the youngest to get three legs of the career Grand Slam.

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