Rory McIlroy played some magnificent golf this weekend and captured his fourth major win with the 2014 PGA Championship.
While the most talked about pairing of the day was between Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler, Rory quietly stuck around before making his move on the back nine. Before anyone knew it, McIlroy was 16 under going into 18, good enough for a two stroke lead.
Because of a midday rain delay, the starting times for the pairs of Mickelson/Fowler and McIlroy/Weisberger were pushed back to after 4pm ET. This made things dicey toward the end as it seemed all golfers were rushing themselves to beat nightfall.
On the 18th, McIlroy and Wiesberger played up with Mickelson and Fowler. They played the hole almost as if they were a foursome.
— Bill Michaels (@Bill_Michaels) August 11, 2014
It came down to McIlroy having to two-putt to win the title in the pitch dark. While he had the option to quit and continue the next day, he showed guts and nerves of steel as he put the first putt within a foot and sunk the second putt to take home his fourth major.
These are back-to-back majors for McIlroy after he won the British Open last month.