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Rory McIlroy wins PGA Championship

Rory McIlroy won his second straight major championship and fourth of his young career, rallying on the back nine in the PGA Championship.

McIlroy finished at 16-under 268. Rickie Fowler and Henrik Stenson tied for third, two shots behind.

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland at the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland at the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Credit: Reuters

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McIlroy first European player to win 3 different majors

Rory McIlroy held off a spirited challenge from Ryder Cup team-mate Sergio Garcia to claim his third major title on a thrilling final day of the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool.

McIlroy first European player to win three different majors
McIlroy first European player to win three different majors Credit: PA

McIlroy took a six-shot lead over Rickie Fowler into the last round and was seven clear of Garcia, but saw that advantage cut to just two strokes as Garcia played the first 10 holes in five under par. However, the 34-year-old Spaniard - fifth here in 2006 and now with 19 top-10s in 64 majors - crucially bogeyed the 15th to release some of the pressure and McIlroy would not be denied becoming the first European player to win three different majors since the Masters was founded in 1934.

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Golfer Rory McIlroy wins the British Open

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy captured his third major after winning the British Open by two shots at Royal Liverpool on Sunday. The 25-year-old held off the challenge provided by a red-hot Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler to record a 17-under-par total of 271.

Rory McIlroy wins the British Open
Rory McIlroy wins the British Open Credit: PA

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Police charge man after buggy crash at golf Open

Police have charged a 44-year-old man who allegedly collided with a security guard after driving a golf buggy out of the well-known golf Open at Hoylake.

Jason Holland, of Grange View, Prenton, Merseyside, has been charged with aggravated unauthorised taking of a vehicle and common assault.

The Royal Liverpool Golf Club where the world's top golfers prepared for the Open at Hoylake.
The Royal Liverpool Golf Club where the world's top golfers prepared for the Open at Hoylake. Credit: PA

A spokesman for Merseyside Police said: "We can confirm that a man has been charged following an incident in Hoylake, Wednesday, 16 July.

"He is due to appear before Wirral Magistrates on Friday, 5 September."

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