Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates winning the British Open Golf championship with his mother Rosie after the final round at the Royal Liverpool golf club, Hoylake, England, Sunday July 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
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Garcia was also given vociferous support as he fought for all he was worth to claw back a seven-shot overnight deficit, at one stage slicing the lead to two strokes as he put together a final round of 66, but McIlroy never looked like choking.McIlroy, the third-youngest player to win three of the four majors after his 2011 U.S. Open victory and U.S. PGA triumph in 2012, made a birdie at the par-five 16th, then produced a stunning chip at the par-four 17th to save par after missing the green in two.Perhaps it was not quite the Hollywood ending for the lad from the a small town that shares the same name, but the script had been written the previous three days when even the weather Gods decided it was Rory's time to shine.Few will forget the way he ripped apart the Open hopes of the chasing pack on a soggy Saturday, completing the last six holes in a mere 20 strokes, including two majestic eagles.
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