World number one Rory McIlroy has won this year’s PGA Championship in near darkness at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky.
Rory McIlroy has become the first UK player to win back-to-back majors.
Three players were still in contention at the final hole, with heavy rain having earlier led to a two-hour delay.
Rory McIlroy has won this year’s PGA Championship in near darkness at Valhalla Golf Club
Rory McIlroy, 25, had earlier seen his overnight one-shot lead wiped out on the front nine and was three shots behind the leaders at one point before taking control after the turn.
A three-under 68 on the final day saw off Phil Mickelson, with Rickie Fowler and Henrik Stenson a shot further adrift.
Rory McIlroy later credited the “best golf of his life” with producing a summer beyond his “wildest dreams”.
His resurgence on the back nine capped an enthralling final day and saw him become the third youngest player of the modern era – after Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus – to win four of golf’s biggest prizes.
Rory McIlroy also becomes the first man to win back-to-back majors since Ireland’s Padraig Harrington in 2008.
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Sportswear giant Nike has decided to suspend its contract with Oscar Pistorius, who is accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
“We believe Oscar Pistorius should be afforded due process and we will continue to monitor the situation closely,” a Nike spokesman said.
Nike recently pulled ads that featured Oscar Pistorius and the line, “I am the bullet in the chamber”.
Oscar Pistorius, 26, also has deals with BT, Oakley, and Ossur, the Icelandic firm that makes his carbon-fibre blades.
Oscar Pistorius, a Paralympic champion, denies the premeditated murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. He is in court in South Africa this week to press to be released on bail pending his trial.
On Wednesday, Clarins said that it would no longer run Thierry Mugler ads featuring Oscar Pistorius “out of respect and compassion for the families involved”.
Oscar Pistorius was chosen as the face of the fashion firm’s A*Men fragrance in 2011.
Another of Oscar Pistorius’ sponsors, a South African pay TV channel, pulled its TV ad campaign featuring the athlete recently.
Nike has decided to suspend its contract with Oscar Pistorius, who is accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp
Oscar Pistorius won gold medals at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens, in Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012.
In London Oscar Pistorius made history by becoming the first double-amputee to run in the Olympics, making the semi-final of the 400m.
Nike was recently forced to end its long relationship with Lance Armstrong, who has been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and finally admitted to doping after years of denial.
It recently signed up Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy as a new brand ambassador, making him one of the highest paid sports stars in the world.