(CBS SPORTS) – Drama sometimes dies when superstars get in their zone. It happened years ago with Tiger Woods, when major championships became predictably over once his name got near the top of the leaderboard. Roger Federer beat up the tennis world for so long that you knew after the first set that the championship would be his.
And now, we have Rory McIlroy. The 23-year-old won his second major championship of his career on Sunday at Kiawah Island, taking home the PGA Championship with an incredible weekend that saw the Northern Irishman win by eight shots, a new PGA Championship record.
You’ll hear all the stats when reading about Rory, but it’s worth noting; he’s the youngest player to ever win the PGA Championship, and he won his second major in 17 starts, one better than it took Tiger to grab his second major win (18 starts for Woods, counting his amateur days).
The win landed Rory atop the world golf rankings, a spot he’s been before but for some reason, it feels different now.