Rory McIlroy Wins British Open
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It wasn’t the strongest start, but after a strong surge Rory McIlroy wins the 2014 British Open.
Going into the final round, McIlroy had a six-shot lead and was able to deliver a strong enough performance to finish with one shot under and a victory. After two years of struggling, McIlroy finally looked like a champion again.
McIlroy won by two shots over Sergio Gracia and Rickie Fowler.
Garcia was within two shots with four holes to play until he put his tee shot in a bunker just right of the 15th green. His first shot failed to get over the sodden wall and rolled back into the sand. Garcia shot 66 and was runner-up in a major for the fourth time.
Fowler, playing in the final group for the second straight major, couldn’t do enough to make up his six-shot deficit. Fowler played without a bogey, made three birdies on the last four holes and shot 67.
This was the first time two straight majors were won wire to wire. Martin Kaymer did it last month at Pinehurst No. 2, taking the U.S. Open by eight shots.