Rory McIlroy Wins PGA Championship, Continues Epic Hot Streak
25-year-old Rory McIlroy is the hottest golfer walking the globe right now. The man just won his second straight major — his fourth career major victory — at the PGA this weekend. Understand, dude literally just won the British Open, and now he won the PGA. Tiger who? Rory's final round 68 beat out Phil Mickelson and others on Sunday, just before sunset in Louisville. From ESPN:
The final major of 2014 was pure theater with an all-star cast -- Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler and Henrik Stenson all with a share of the lead on the back nine. The final two hours were filled with eagles and birdies, with tension and chaos.
McIlroy never had to sweat so much to win one of golf's biggest events. And that's what made this major so much sweeter.
"It is the most satisfying," McIlroy said. "To win it in this fashion and this style, it means a lot. It means that I know that I can do it. I know that I can come from behind. I know that I can mix it up with the best players in the world down the stretch in a major and come out on top."
The final par -- the easiest shot he faced all day -- gave McIlroy a 3-under 68 to outlast Mickelson by a stroke and beat the darkness that threatened to spoil this show. He became only the fourth player in the past century 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.
Is there anyone living a better life than Rory McIlroy right now? He's dating Irish models, he has stalkers that are also models, and he is wrecking every golf course he comes in contact with. He's even handling awkward trophy-presentation moments with swag-dripping suave.
And, just to prove he's a man of the people, McIlroy tweeted out a group selfie on the PJ en route to NYC. Because even the best golfer to lace 'em up is still on that FOE life.