Rory McIlroy has secured his first Open Championship. Gaining entry into an elite club that includes Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus as the only players to win three majors by the age of 25.
McIlroy showed no signs of the “freaky Friday” curse that seems to have played havoc with his game recently. Coming out strong with 66s Thursday and Friday last week to give him a good lead going into the halfway mark at the weekend.
The Nike player followed up his great start with a 68 on Saturday before finishing yesterday with a 71, two-strokes ahead of joint runner-ups Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler.
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“It feels incredible,” said McIlroy afterwards. “Today wasn't easy. There were a lot of guys making runs at me and I just needed to stay focused, keep in the pr...