The PGA Championship is done, and here are a few tidbits from the season's final major ...
• Rory McIlroy, age 23, is the sixth-youngest man to ever win two majors, behind Young Tom Morris, Jack McDermott, Gene Sarazen, Seve Ballesteros and some guy named Jack. McIlroy now sits just two majors behind Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els and one behind Vijay Singh, though he's still 16 behind Nicklaus. His eight-shot margin was the largest in PGA Championship history, and he's also the youngest-ever winner and the first from Northern Ireland.
• If it looked like McIlroy was struggling with the Wanamaker Trophy, there's a good reason for that. As CBS Sports' Shane Bacon noted on Twitter, it weighs 44 pounds.
• McIlroy understood the significance of wearing red on a Sunday, noting that it was scripted ahead of time by Oakley. "But if I was paired with him I wasn't going to wear it," he added. "Of course, you know who 'him' is."
• About the only guy who could have realistically challenged McIlroy was Ian Poulter, who absolutely throttled the Ocean Course with eight birdies, including six of the first seven. He closed to within two of McIlroy. But a run of bogeys to close the round killed his chances, and he fell to T3, eight strokes back.
• David Lynn (who?), making his first major start, moved all the way from 98th to 40th in world ranking thanks to his second-place finish. McIlroy took over the top spot, o'course.
• None other than John Daly finished T18. That's his best finish in a major since the 2005 British Open, and his best performance at the PGA Championship since winning it way back in 1991.
And you, friends? What was your favorite memory of the 2012 PGA Championship?
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