RORY McIlroy has joined greats of the game Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus as the only players with 10 or more PGA victories at age 25 or younger after taking out the World Golf Championship in San Francisco.
The world No.1, who turned 26 yesterday, had to work hard for the win, having to beat three players on the final day - the first time that has happened in the 17 years of the tournament.
After beating Paul Casey on the 22nd hole in a game delayed from the day before, McIlroy then defeated Jim Furyk on the 18th in the semi before playing the 17th.
The final was a bit easier - he won four straight holes on the front nine against an errant Gary Woodland, survived a brief scare and wound up with a 4-and-2 victory for his second title.
"It's great to be mentioned with the likes of Tiger and Jack, the two greatest players that I think have ever played this game. I'm on my journey. I'll see where I get to," said McIlroy.
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