21 Jul '14, 1am

Major company: With Open victory, Rory McIlroy joins Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus:

Rory McIlroy shot a 1-under 71 to secure the third leg of the career Grand Slam and his first Open Championship. The facts and figures below, courtesy of the Golf Channel’s editorial research unit, spell out Rory’s place in major history, Sergio Garcia ’s major waiting game, Rickie Fowler ’s major consistency, Tiger Woods ’ major struggles and more. On Rory McIlroy: This is McIlroy’s third major victory, following the 2011 U.S. Open and the 2012 PGA Championship . At 25, McIlroy is only the fourth player ever to win multiple majors wire-to-wire with no ties, joining Jack Nicklaus , Tiger Woods and Ray Floyd. He’s also the youngest to do it. Rory is the first European player ever to win three different major championships. He is the fourth youngest player to win the Open and the youngest Open champion since the then-24-year-old Woods in 2000. McIlroy’s 17-under par is the f...

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