Rory McIlroy Slips Before Winning 2014 PGA Championship

Rory McIlroy's final-round 68 put him at 16 under par for the tournament. Rickie Fowler and Henrik Stenson finished two shots back at 14 under.

updated: August 11, 2014 09:39 IST
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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates his one-stroke victory on the 18th green with his caddie J.P. Fitzgerald during the final round of the 96th PGA Championship.(This image was processed using digital filters)


Louisville, Kentucky: First the rain came, flooding an already soft and vulnerable Valhalla Golf Club on Sunday afternoon until the greens were ponds and the fairways were streaked by flowing rivulets.

The leader board heading into the final round was stocked with golf's elite, and the combination of talent and a vulnerable, receptive course foreshadowed a showdown of aggressive, attacking shot-making.

The previous three major championships this year had been notable for their lack of drama as the eventual winners took comfortable leads into the final hours and cruised to weighty if wearisome victories.

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