21 Jul '14, 12am

Sergio: “I got within two, but to me, it never felt that close.” #TheOpen

Sergio: “I got within two, but to me, it never felt that close.” #TheOpen

HOYLAKE, England – Sunday’s win wasn't without its anxious moment. At one point in the middle of the final round at the 143rd Open Championship, Rory McIlroy looked up and saw that his six-shot lead at the start of the day had been cut to two by Sergio Garcia. But the moment was fleeting. And did it truly exist? Not even Garcia seemed to think so. “I got within two,” the Spaniard said, “but to me, it never felt that close.” Indeed, it never really felt that close all week. McIlroy went wire-to-wire at Royal Liverpool, holding off the hard-charging Garcia and Rickie Fowler with a 1-under 71 to win by two strokes. McIlroy, who won his first two majors (2011 U.S. Open, 2012 PGA) by eight shots apiece, now owns the iconic Claret Jug for the next 12 months. This victory also gives the 25-year-old Northern Irishman something a little less tangible but equally career-defining -- ...

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