2012 PGA Championship Winner: Rory McIlroy Makes History With Win

Rory McIlroy made history during the 2012 PGA Championship, winning the tournament by a record eight strokes, eclipsing the old record of seven by Jack Nicklaus in 1980.

McIlroy entered the round with a three-stroke lead and needed just 24 putts to complete his 18 holes, a feat that went a long way toward winning.

The only person that came close to touching McIlroy was Ian Poulter, who birdies the first five holes of his fifth round, but he wouldn't come close during the final holes when McIlroy pulled away.

Tiger Woods finished the tourney well out of contention at two-under, 11 strokes off of the lead.

This is the second career major for McIlroy, who also won the 2011 U.S. Open.

For a complete look at the leaderboard, check out Golf.com.

For more on the 2012 PGA Championship, check out SB Nation's golf hub and this SB Nation Tampa Bay StoryStream.

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