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2012 PGA Championship Winner: Rory McIlroy Dominates Field To Win Second Major

Rory McIlroy dominated the field at The Ocean Club at Kiawah Island to win his second major and his first PGA Championship. McIlroy was sterling on Sunday wrapping up his third round in the early morning hours and then firing a 6-under, 66 during the final round to pull away from the competition.

McIlroy's final round was bogey free and he never gave any of the golfers chasing him any confidence that he would falter. His final margin of victory broke Jack Nicklaus record for the PGA Championship. McIlroy was sizzling over the weekend going 11-under over the final two rounds. The eight stroke margin of victory equaled McIlroy's other major win at the U.S. Open in 2011.

David Lynn finished second at 5-under and was followed by a group of golfers tied for third at 4-under.

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