The road to the Wanamaker Trophy turned into a casual stroll for Rory McIlroy, who demolished the field and the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island en route to an 8-shot win and his second major. Athlon photographer Tim Clark was there to chronicle the milestone.
With his win, McIlroy becomes the youngest-ever PGA Champion (23 years, three months), beating Jack Nicklaus' record.
McIlroy is the second-youngest to win two majors. Jack Nicklaus was one month younger, when he won his second; Tiger Woods was four months older.
McIlroy's eight-shot margin of victory broke Nicklaus' record of seven set in 1980.
Rory's eight-shot win matches his eight-shot win in the 2011 U.S. Open. McIlroy is the first player to win his first two major championships in such dominant fashion.
McIlroy is halfway to a career Grand Slam at the tender age of 23. Left on his agenda: The Masters, which he dominated in 2011 before a final-round meltdown, and the British Open, where he finished T3 in 2010 at age 21.
With the win, McIlroy once again assumes the top spot in the World Golf Ranking. He's currently first in earnings on the European Tour, and second in earnings on the PGA Tour.