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PGA Championship 2012: Rory McIlroy Obliterates Field

Rory McIlroy obliterated the field at the 2012 PGA Championship.

Aug, 12, 2012; Kiawah Island, SC, USA; Rory McIlroy at the 18th hole during the trophy presentation of the Final Round of the 94th PGA Championship at The Ocean Course of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort.  Mandatory Credit: Bruce Chapman-US PRESSWIRE
Aug, 12, 2012; Kiawah Island, SC, USA; Rory McIlroy at the 18th hole during the trophy presentation of the Final Round of the 94th PGA Championship at The Ocean Course of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Chapman-US PRESSWIRE

Once again, it was Rory McIlroy that was the story at a major event -- and not Tiger Woods. McIlroy obliterated the competition at the 2012 PGA Championship, finishing with a score of -13, eight shots better than runner up David Lynn, who finished at -5.

Tiger Woods, noted golf legend, finished tied for 11th in the tournament with a final score of -2. Woods finished Sunday even par.

Five American golfers finished tied with or ahead of Tiger Woods as well. Keegan Bradley finished tied for third at -4, while Blake Adams and Steve Stricker finished tied for seventh (-3). Ben Curtis and Bubba Watson (-2) were among those tied with Woods for 11th overall.

Phil Mickelson finished tied for 36th, with an overall score of +3.

British Open champion Ernie Els finished tied for 48th, shooting +5 for the tournament.

Former Oklahoma State golfer Hunter Mahan did not make the cut, after shooting 72 and 80 over the first two days of the tournament.

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