McIlroy destroys field to lift PGA Championship

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Updated: August 13, 2012

Only a month after people were asking what had gone wrong, Rory McIlroy on Sunday night proved everything is all right by storming to his second major – and at a younger age than Tiger Woods managed it.

While the flame was being put out at the London Olympics, the 23-year-old’s talent shone like a beacon at Kiawah Island in South Carolina as he returned to world No1 by adding the USPGA title to his US Open last year.

The first came by eight shots and so did the second, this time a championship record margin over England’s world number 98 David Lynn in what was the performance of his life.

275 Rory McIlroy (Britain) 67 75 67 66

283 David Lynn (Britain) 73 74 68 68

284 Justin Rose (Britain) 69 79 70 66, Keegan Bradley (U.S.) 68 77 71 68, Ian Poulter (Britain) 70 71 74 69, Carl Pettersson (Sweden) 66 74 72 72

285 Blake Adams (U.S.) 71 72 75 67, Jamie Donaldson (Britain) 69 73 73 70, Peter Hanson (Sweden) 69 75 70 71, Steve Stricker (U.S.) 74 73 67 71