– McIlroy captures second career Wanamaker Trophy
Beaverton, Ore., 10 August 2014 –—- Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy pushed through in the final round of the PGA Championship to win his second straight major championship and remind his competitors that he’s still in control of his remarkable play.
He is the first to win three straight PGA Tour starts since Tiger Woods in 2007-2008. His victory marks the second time he’s won the Wanamaker trophy in three years.
The number one player in the world gutted it out for the entire round. The game changer was on the 10th hole. Sitting three shots back, McIlroy hit his 3-wood on the par 5 to within seven feet of the hole and sank the putt for eagle with his putter.
He built a two-stroke lead with a 10-foot birdie putt at the 17th and sealed his win with a par on the 18th hole.
“I’ve never won three times in a row. And I’ve never won back-to-back majors,” said McIlroy.
“It’s a whole new experience for me doing what I’ve done this summer, so I’m trying to let it all sink in.”
With the combination of his driver and his ball, McIlroy ranked first in driving distance for the third straight week averaging 315-yard drives.
Rory McIlroy’s 2014 PGA Tour Victories
– Rory McIlroy – The Open Championship
– Rory McIlroy – WGC – Bridgestone Invitational
– Rory McIlroy – PGA Championship
McIlroy’s Nike Golf Arsenal
Driver: Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour 8.5-degree (Kuro Kage XTS 70X)
Fairway Wood: Nike VRS Covert 2.0 3-wood/15-degree and Nike VRS Covert 5-wood/19-degree
Irons: Nike VR Pro Blade (4-9)
Wedges: VR Forged 46-degree, 52-degree, 56-degree and 59-degree
Putter: Nike Method 006
Ball: Nike RZN Black
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