Rory McIlroy didn't need to keep scoring after amassing a major lead on the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, but he did, winning the 2012 PGA Championship by eight strokes, breaking a record for largest margin of victory previously held by Jack Nicklaus.
McIlroy reclaimed his title as the World No. 1 golfer with his second major at only 23 years of age. Nobody really bothered him atop the leaderboard as he went from 2-under at the beginning of the third round to 13-under by the tournament's end, matching the margin of victory he had in his 2011 U.S. Open title. David Lynn was the runner-up all the way back at 5-under.
Keegan Bradley, who hails from New England but went to St. John's, didn't follow up on his 2011 PGA Championship victory but shot 4-under on the final day to tie for third at nine strokes off the lead. Meanwhile, Tiger Woods was nowhere to be seen, as his spot in a tie for first on the leaderboard after the second round deteriorated as he failed to shoot below par on either of his weekend rounds for the fourth time at a major this year. He tied for 11th, meaning his now-4-year-long major drought will extend into 2013.
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