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Golf: US PGA: Rory McIlroy battles back at Valhalla to win his fourth major

Rory McIlroy won the fourth major of his already-impressive career after digging deep to edge a gripping US PGA Championship at a rainy Valhalla.

World number one McIlroy, 25, saw his overnight one-shot lead wiped out on the front nine before taking control after the turn to win by one shot.

A three-under 68 on the final day saw off Phil Mickelson, with Rickie Fowler and Henrik Stenson another shot adrift.

The Open champion won successive majors with an overall total of 15 under par.

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Golf : Open : Rory McIlroy wins third major title at 2014 Open Championship

Rory McIlroy clinched his first Open Championship and third major title with a two-shot victory over Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler on a thrilling final day at Hoylake.

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The Northern Irishman joined Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus as the only players to win three of golf’s modern majors by the age of 25.

McIlroy, 25, now just has the Masters left to complete a career Grand Slam.

Starting six clear, McIlroy fired a final-round 71 to finish 17 under as Garcia, who three times got to within two strokes, shot 66 and US Open runner-up Fowler 67.

American Jim Furyk, 44, matched his fourth place in 2006 with a 65 to end 13 under.

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