Rory McIlroy is the 2014 British Open championship after finishing two shots ahead of Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler with a 17 under par.
McIlroy, who won the 2011 U.S. Open and the 2012 PGA Championship, led by six shots going into the final round.
“Keep going about my business,” McIlroy told ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi. “I knew Sergio was getting pretty close but I knew I still had the par 5s coming up on the back nine which gave me a little bit of a peace of mind.”
Rory McIlroy will become the first European to win 3 different majors since The Masters was founded in 1934. pic.twitter.com/Bwov2zuIem
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McIlroy joins Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods as the only players to win three different majors at age 25 or younger.
“It’s pretty hard to describe right now, to be honest, McIlroy told ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi. “All I know is that I’ve won my third major championship and I’m three legs going towards the fourth towards a career grand slam at 25. I’m feeling pretty good right now.”
“I feel like I’ve come a long way in the past 18 months. A lot has happened to me. My determination and hard work has really paid off.”