2012 PGA Championship: Rory McIlroy Regains No. 1 World Ranking With Win

Aug, 12, 2012; Kiawah Island, SC, USA; Rory McIlroy at the 18th hole during the trophy presentation of the Final Round of the 94th PGA Championship at The Ocean Course of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Chapman-US PRESSWIRE

Rory McIlroy dominated the field in the 2012 PGA Championship, and regained his No. 1 world ranking in the process.

Rory McIlroy didn't just win the 2012 PGA Championship, he dominated en route to doing so. McIlroy won by a record eight strokes, finishing 13-under par, capturing the second major title in his young career.

McIlroy saved his best for last, shooting a 6-under 66 on Sunday, clinching the tournament for himself. David Lynn finished eight strokes off the pace, at 5-under for the tournament.

Not only did McIlroy capture the major title, but but also regained the world's No. 1 ranking with the victory, leapfrogging both Luke Donald and Tiger Woods with the victory.

Woods, meanwhile, finished tied for 11th place, shooting a 2-under 286 for the tournament. Woods' best round came on Thursday, when he placed himself squarely in the hunt, shooting a 3-under 69, but could not gain momentum throughout the weekend.

Donald, who had been atop the World Golf Rankings, finished tied for 32nd, shooting 2-over for the tournament.

Left-handed superstar Phil Mickelson again struggled, finishing tied for 36th at 3-over for the tournament.

Keegan Bradley, Justin Rose and Ian Poulter finished tied for third in the tournament, as they all shot a 4-under 284 for the tournament.

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