Yesterday, when I was watching TV and got the news that Rory McIlroy won the PGA Championship, I am always to stand up and say “ awesome” to him. But I was on the train at that time, this good news made me excited and gave me a good motivation to start an excellect working day. Yes, I am his royal golf fan, he is great and awesome.
And this is the second time Rory won the PGA Championship in just thress years. He is still very young, the 25-year-old, who won the 2012 PGA Championship at Kiawah by a record eight shots, became the fourth youngest player to land four majors, with only Tom Morris Jr, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods ahead of him.
A stroke in front of the chasing pack overnight, the Northern Irish world number one lost the lead but regained control after the turn, signing off with a 3-under-par 68 at Valhalla Golf Club for a 16-under total of 268. In this Championship, you may not see golf pro hitting the taylormade burner 2.0 irons or other cheap golf clubs out, but you will surely see many new clubs.
Trailing by three at one point, McIlroy got within a stroke of the lead with a spectacular eagle at the par-five 10th where he hit his second shot from 281 yards to seven feet, before effectively sealing the title with birdies at the 13th and 17th.
In gathering gloom at Valhalla, where play was suspended for just under two hours earlier in the day due to water-logged conditions, McIlroy parred the last to win his third consecutive title on the PGA Tour, and his second major this year.
Mickelson, who had been bidding for a sixth major title, recorded his first top-10 finish of titleist 913h hybrid on the 2013-14 PGA Tour after a disappointing season. He said it was good for him to get back in the mix and to feel the pressure and get in the thick of it. He also stated that he kind of ran out of steam there after 12, wasn't able to get a couple of birdies coming in like he needed to.
Phil Mickelson, the 2005 winner, birdied 18 to finish alone in second with a closing 66 with the Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Putter 2014, with Swede Henrik Stenson (66) and American Rickie Fowler (68) a stroke further back in third. British Open champion McIlroy told CBS Sports after being presented with the coveted Wanamaker Trophy, which he hoisted high in celebration
However, we may not know, Rory McIlroy really felt much pressure on competition with so many previous champions. But this time, we cannot just regard his success as just “good luck”. No one can deny this young but powerful golf pro’s great achievement.