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Rory McIlroy Plays It Classy As Spieth Takes 'Inevitable' Step To The Top

Gary Reilly
By Gary Reilly
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It's fair to say Jason Day was a very popular winner of the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits last night. The Aussie claimed his first major with a record -20 win at the Wisconsin course and the tears flowed on the 18th green as Day finished three shots clear of Jordan Spieth in second.

Although the young American was unable to claim his third major of the year, his second place finish was enough to push him above Rory McIlroy to the top of the world rankings. McIlroy's -9 finish was impressive given the injury hit run up to the final major of the season but it wasn't enough to halt Spieth's rise to the top after one of the most impressive years in golfing history.


The 22 year old Texan's worst major performance saw him finish tied fourth at the Open Championship in a year where he won both the Masters and the US Open. It was the kind of year that many had expected from McIlroy after his similarly impressive run last year and the Holywood man was in modest form when he congratulated both Day and Spieth on their triumph this weeks.

A very classy touch from McIlroy but we'd suggest things could certainly heat up by the time the major's roll around in 2016.



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