Some of the best images from an enthralling final round in the 96th USPGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Kentucky

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Below, you’ll see some of the best images from an enthralling final round in the 96th USPGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Kentucky.

Rory McIlroy held off Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler and Henrik Stenson to secure his 2nd USPGA and 4th Major Championship.

He was three shots behind standing in the 10th fairway, but made a brilliant eagle to narrow the deficit.

A birdie at 13 saw him reclaim a share of the lead and a 10-footer at the 17th moved him two clear with the par-5 18th remaining.

With Fowler and Mickelson unable to make eagles on the closing holes, McIlroy made a safe par in virtual darkness to secure the title and cap-off a truly thrilling week.

 

USPGA Championship - Final RoundMcIlroy made a crucial birdie on the 13th hole [Getty Images]

USPGA Championship - Final RoundPhil Mickelson turned in 31 and added another birdie at the 11th [Getty Images]

USPGA Championship - Final RoundFowler got to 15 under with a birdie at 10, but his challenge started to unravel at 14 [Getty Images]

USPGA Championship - Final RoundStenson birdied five of his first nine holes to turn in 31 [Getty Images]

USPGA Championship - Final RoundMickelson made a number of impressive par saves on the back nine but eventually dropped a shot at the tough 16th [Getty Images]

USPGA Championship - Final RoundStenson bogeyed 14 and wasn’t able to make any more headway coming home [Getty Images]

USPGA Championship - Final RoundA delighted McIlroy celebrates USPGA Championship success [Getty Images]

USPGA Championship - Final RoundMcilroy has now won two majors and one WGC event in the last two months [Getty Images]

USPGA Championship - Final RoundHe has now claimed 4 major championships to equal Padraig Harrington as the most prolific European of the modern era [Getty Images]

USPGA Championship - Final RoundOnly McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Bobby Jones have/had won 4 majors by the age of 25 [Getty Images]