PGA Championship 2014 - Our Favourite Moments
Posted at August 13, 2014
The PGA Championship at Valhalla was certainly a special one to remember. A quite incredible final round saw Rory McIlroy fend off the strongest of competition and win his fourth major trophy by the age of 25.
Rickie Fowler turned it on once more at a major championship this season. That was the goal for this season and the reason for bringing Butch on board as a coach. It worked: Rickie finished T5, T2, T2 and T3 in the 2014 majors. He never won one, but his time will come soon enough.
The golf on Championship Sunday was something to behold with Henrik Stenson joining Rickie Fowler and Phil Mickelson, three of the current best players in the world, in the hunt for Rory. They caught him, even pushed him two shots back, but a sensational back nine from the Northern Irishman secured his second PGA Championship by one stroke. These past three weeks have been reminiscent of Tiger Woods circa 2000 and we hope Rory can kick on from here to further dominate the world of golf for some time.
Rickie Fowler's stable-mate Phil Mickelson joined him in the penultimate group, but he could only manage 2nd place despite a wonderful short game display. Agony for big Phil once more, but an extremely high percentage favoured a Rickie/Henrik maiden victory if anyone could catch the McIlroy express.
The calibre of the field featured the best in the world and Rory managed to turn on the heat when it mattered the most. McIlroy, Kaymer and Watson made up the major winning marquee group over the first two days - a fine display of talent and prowess which encapsulates a great season of golf.
Then it was nice to see a few unsuspecting figures holding out at the top of the leaderboard at the weekend. Mikko Ilonen has had a wonderful season and showed his talent in a major, whilst Bernd Wiesberger managed to play himself into the final group with Rory on Sunday. Great learning experiences for these two in particular!
In the end, Rory almost managed to throw away the tournament (and even the iconic Wanamaker trophy) but he held his nerve with a fantastic display of maturity, grit and determination that we've never seen from him before. We love this image purely for the two ladies just behind the 2014 PGA Champion!
This following image also caused a bit of a storm on Twitter on Sunday, too. We still don't really know what emotion Rickie was trying to pull here...
Billy Horschel and his elaborate RLX pants were a sight to behold, too.
Whilst John Daly was looking even brighter on Friday afternoon!
And finally...a caption competition for the image of Graham DeLaet below.