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PGA Championship 2012 Winner: Rory McIlroy Smokes Field To Win By 8 Strokes

No one has had a bigger win at the PGA Championship than Rory McIlroy who broke Jack Nicklaus' record for largest margin of victory in a PGA Championship event, defeating the field by eight strokes and a final score of 13-under-par.

The only person who came close to challenging McIlroy was Ian Poulter who birdied the first five holes, but then faded down the stretch while McIlroy exploded ahead of the pack.

McIlroy only needed 24 putts to complete the final 18 holes, a telling stat of how dominant he was on Sunday.

Tiger Woods couldn't come close to matching McIlroy on Sunday, as his score for the tournament ended up being two-under-par, 11 strokes off of the lead.

This is McIlroy's second-career major, as he also has won the 2011 U.S. Open.

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For more on the 2012 PGA Championship, check out SB Nation's golf page and thisStoryStream.

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