2012 PGA Championship Recap: Rory McIlroy Rolls To His 2nd Major Win

KIAWAH ISLAND, SC - AUGUST 11: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland (R) talks to his caddie J.P. Fitzgerald on the first tee during Round Three of the 94th PGA Championship at the Ocean Course on August 11, 2012 in Kiawah Island, South Carolina. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Rory McIlroy's stellar play removed all drama from the final round of the 2012 PGA Championship.

Rory McIlroy pulled away from all challengers on Sunday with a final round 66, winning the 2012 PGA Championship and claiming the top spot in the world golf rankings in the process.

Related: PGA Championship: Rory McIlroy Laps The Field To Win

McIlroy finished the tournament at 13-under, eight strokes ahead of second place finisher David Lynn. Sweden's Carl Pettersson, who led the tournament after the first round and was tied for the lead after the second round, finished in a four-way tie for third place at four-under.

Tiger Woods was in contention after the first two rounds, but could not maintain his good play through the weekend, a recurring problem in majors for Woods in 2012. Woods finished 11 strokes behind McIlroy, in a group with Graeme McDowell and Bubba Watson, among others, at two-under.

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