Mcllroy Wins his Fourth Major

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Updated: August 10, 2014
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So, we may have someone who has overtaken Tiger Woods’ title as “the man” in golf. Woods has held that title for a number of years now, as he has a total of 14 majors, which is on the heels of Jack Nicklaus’ leading 18 majors.

However, Woods has dealt with a number of injuries over the past few years, which has set him back. He was on the verge of destroying Nicklaus’ record, but now we aren’t so sure. Nicklaus himself has always been pretty confident in stating that Woods will eventually break his record.

But, here comes Mr. Rory Mcllroy. Mcllroy joined some elite company Sunday after winning the PGA championship. He outshot Phil Mickelson (-15), as he ended the day 16-under-par. It was the fourth major title in Mcllroy’s career and his second Wanamaker Trophy in three years.

He is the third youngest golfer to win four or more majors since 1934, behind Woods and Nicklaus. Yes, quite the achievement.

Mcllroy has slowly but surely become the face of golf. Woods will still be the most popular, but Mcllroy is starting to gain the respect of other golfers, as well as becoming more of a household name around the world.

“He’s better than everyone else right now,” Mickelson said of Mcllroy.

Behind Mcllroy and Mickelson, Sweden’s Henrik Stenson (66) and American Rickie Fowler (68) shared third at 14-under.

 

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Josiah Turner

Josiah Turner

Josiah is the founder and editor-in-chief at Sideline Sports Report. He is a writer for ESPN, and has written for Rant Sports and FanSided covering the Washington Redskins. He's also covered high school basketball for Virginia Preps (Rivals.com). Josiah is from Chesapeake, VA and a college graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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