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9:32PM

Bleacher Report: Star-Studded Battle Brings Unforgettable Drama in 2014 PGA Championship's Finale

By Art Spander
Featured Columnist

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The slogan couldn’t live up to the event.

“This is major,” they advertised. The 2014 PGA Championship, with a leaderboard of unprecedented quality, a race against darkness to reach conclusion and a champion already threatening to become the best ever, was so much more.

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Copyright © 2014 Bleacher Report, Inc.

10:10AM

Bleacher Report: Stacked Leaderboard Setting Up Dramatic Final Round of 2014 PGA Championship

By Art Spander
Featured Columnist

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — This is a major.

Is it ever.

This is a golf tournament with a leaderboard full of champions and suspense. This is what we’ve been waiting for in a summer that lacked the competition any sport needs, especially when it’s without its injured star.

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Copyright © 2014 Bleacher Report, Inc.

9:51AM

Newsday (N.Y.): Rory McIlroy coasts in with first British Open title

By Art Spander
Special to Newsday

HOYLAKE, England — It was supposed to be a coronation march. Instead it became a long walk, although not spoiled, to the delight of Rory McIlroy.

After starting the final round of the British Open on Sunday with a lead of six strokes, McIlroy saw his margin trimmed to two by the 72nd hole. Still, that was good enough to have him announced as "The Champion Golfer of the Year."

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1:20PM

Bleacher Report: Is Rory McIlroy the New Face of Golf After Winning the 2014 British Open?

By Art Spander
Featured Columnist

HOYLAKE, England — Rory McIlroy is one of three, with Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. But so effervescent, so whimsical as well as so remarkably talented, McIlroy in truth is one of a kind.

“The Champion Golfer of the Year.” That’s how the British Open winner is introduced by the head of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club, Peter Dawson.

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Copyright © 2014 Bleacher Report, Inc.

10:18PM

Newsday (N.Y.): Rory McIlroy jumps to a 6-stroke lead in British Open

By Art Spander
Special to Newsday

HOYLAKE, England — It was short, and for Rory McIlroy, oh so sweet. In a matter of minutes he threw two eagles at the field and dispelled any thought the 143rd British Open would belong to anyone else.

McIlroy's threes on the par-5 16th and 18th holes Saturday in the third round at Royal Liverpool enabled him to leap to a six-stroke lead. Almost certainly the rest of the field is playing for second.

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