Some of the best images from an enthralling final round in the 96th USPGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Kentucky
McIlroy won by a stroke from Phil Mickelson to win his third straight start after capturing The Open and WGC-Bridgestone. It was his fourth major and second Wanamaker Trophy. Credit: Andrew Redington/Getty Images
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.
McIlroy made a crucial birdie on the 13th hole [Getty Images]
Phil Mickelson turned in 31 and added another birdie at the 11th [Getty Images]
Fowler got to 15 under with a birdie at 10, but his challenge started to unravel at 14 [Getty Images]
Stenson birdied five of his first nine holes to turn in 31 [Getty Images]
Mickelson made a number of impressive par saves on the back nine but eventually dropped a shot at the tough 16th [Getty Images]
Stenson bogeyed 14 and wasn’t able to make any more headway coming home [Getty Images]
A delighted McIlroy celebrates USPGA Championship success [Getty Images]
Mcilroy has now won two majors and one WGC event in the last two months [Getty Images]
He has now claimed 4 major championships to equal Padraig Harrington as the most prolific European of the modern era [Getty Images]
Only McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Bobby Jones have/had won 4 majors by the age of 25 [Getty Images]