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McIlroy wins PGA Championship by record 8 strokes

7:10 PM, Aug 12, 2012   |    comments
Aug 12, 2012; Kiawah Island, SC, USA; Rory McIlroy (IRL) reacts on the 4th hole during the final round of the 94th PGA Championship at The Ocean Course of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-US PRESSWIRE
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KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - Rory McIlroy has won the PGA Championship, routing the field by a record eight strokes Sunday for his second major title.

McIlroy led throughout the final round at Kiawah Island, shooting a 6-under 66 and eclipsing Jack Nicklaus' seven-shot victory in 1980. McIlroy sank a 25-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to break the record and finish at 13-under 275.

David Lynn shot a 68 to finish second.

McIlroy won the U.S. Open last year at Congressional in a similar runaway, beating Jason Day by eight strokes. Before McIlroy's victory Sunday, the last 16 majors had been won by 16 players.

Tiger Woods shot a 72 to finish 11 strokes behind.

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