With one of the most mesmerizing final round performances in recent memory, Ireland's Rory McIlroy put forth a bogey-free final round 66 to finish 13-under par and claim the 2012 PGA Championship on Sunday afternoon impressive fashion.
McIlory followed his third-round 67 with an even lower number in Sunday's final round while number of his closest competitors faltered late, as the 23-year-old quite literally ran away with his second career major by exactly eight shots. The jaw-dropping margin of victory also broke Jack Nicklaus' hallowed record of seven shots set back in 1980, and now sets the table for one of the game's brightest young golfers to become the face of golf heading into next season.
A shocking final round 68 propelled a seemingly unknown David Lynn into a second place finish at 5-under, while an inconsistent 72 on Sunday dropped Tiger Woods all the way down to 2-under and in a tie for 11th place. The victory now gives Rory McIlroy the much-deserved No. 1 overall ranking in the world over Luke Donald, and marks the first time a multiple champion has emerged over the last 16 major championships.