McIlroy wins fourth major at PGA Championship

McIlroy ranks first in this season’s PGA Tour Money Leaders and FedEx Cup Points. Brian Spurlock-USA

Rory McIlroy shot a 3-under 68 on Sunday to win the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky. McIlroy played the final 12 holes Sunday at 5-under par to finish with a minus-16 en route to his third consecutive victory, and second consecutive major championship.

McIlroy won last week’s WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool on July 20.

Sunday’s performance earned McIlroy his fourth career major victory, and second career PGA Championship, having previously won in 2012 at Kiawah Island in South Carolina.

He defeated Phil Mickelson by one stroke and Rickie Fowler and Henrik Stenson by two. McIlroy fell behind both Mickelson and Fowler early in the round, but used an eagle on the 10th hole to ignite a comeback, which concluded in the dark after the start of the round was delayed by rain.

McIlroy is now the third-youngest player, behind Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus, to have won four major championships.