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Rory McIlroy celebrates his win with the Wanamaker Trophy at the PGA Championship on Kiawah Island, South Carolina, Sunday, August 12, 2012. (Tim Dominick/The State/MCT via Getty Images)

Rory McIlroy celebrates his win with the Wanamaker Trophy at the PGA Championship on Kiawah Island, South Carolina, Sunday, August 12, 2012. (Tim Dominick/The State/MCT via Getty Images)

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Rory McIlroy won the PGA Championship, the last major of the PGA golf season, in a runaway. The Northern Irishman routed the field by a record eight strokes Sunday for his second major title.

McIlroy led throughout the final round at Kiawah Island, shooting a 6-under 66 and eclipsing Jack Nicklaus’ seven-shot victory in 1980. McIlroy sank a 25-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to break the record and finish at 13-under 275. David Lynn shot a 68 to finish a distant second.

McIlroy won the U.S. Open last year at Congressional in a similar runaway, beating Jason Day by eight strokes. Before McIlroy’s victory Sunday, the last 16 majors had been won by 16 players.

Tiger Woods shot a 72 to finish 11 strokes behind.

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