2012 PGA Championship: Rory McIlroy Laps The Field To Win

Rory McIlroy blew away the field in the PGA Championship to win by eight strokes, a new tournament record for margin of victory. Previously: Saturday's Coverage

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This And That From Rory McIlroy's Coronation As The Next Tiger

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Attitude Adjustment Costs Tiger Woods At 2012 PGA Championship

Tiger Woods goes all Matt Kuchar at the PGA Championship and it costs him.

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Tiger Woods May Have Never Left, But Now He's Just One Of The Guys

Tiger Woods will always be one of the greatest ever to play the game. But has the torch been passed to young Rory?

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Rory McIlroy On Pace To Break Jack Nicklaus’ Majors Record

One of Rory McIlroy's biggest boosters, Padraig Harrington believes the newly crowned PGA champ will be the one to break Jack Nicklaus' major championship record.

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2012 PGA Championship Purse, Prize Money: How Much Did Rory McIlroy Earn This Week?

Rory McIlroy cruised to an easy win at the 2012 PGA Championship, lapping the field and finishing at 13-under for the tournament. With the win, McIlroy earned a seven-figure payday, nearly doubling up the prize money for second place. Everyone in the top-18 earned six-figures, but the real winner was McIlroy, both in an earnings sense and a literal one.

After a solid first two days, Noted Golf Enthusiast Tiger Woods finished well off the pace, ending his tournament at 2-under. He struggled throughout the weekend, finishing in a tie for 11th place with a whole host of people, 11 shots off the pace.

Here's what the prize money breakdown looks like for the top-10. As a reminder, prize money for ties is determined by pooling the money, then splitting it equal ways amongst the competitors.

First place: Rory McIlroy, $1,445,000
Second place: David Lynn, $865,000
Tie for third: Carl Pettersson $384,500
Tie for third: Justin Rose $384,500
Tie for third: Keegan Bradley $384,500
Tie for third: Ian Poulter $384,500
Tie for seventh: Blake Adams $226,000
Tie for seventh: Jamie Donaldson $226,000
Tie for seventh: Peter Hanson $226,000
Tie for seventh: Steve Stricker $226,000

A breakdown of the rest of the purse -- without ties -- can be found here.

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2012 PGA Championship Winner: Rory McIlroy Ran Away With It

Rory McIlroy blew away the rest of the field on Sunday afternoon, winning the 2012 PGA Championship with one of the more impressive major performances in some time. The Northern Ireland native ended up beating the rest of the field by eight strokes, earning his second major victory -- and the honor of being the world's top-ranked golfer -- at the young age of 23.

McIlroy finished 13-under on Sunday while making his way around the course at Kiawah Island Resort. He made six birdies en route to breaking a 1980 Jack Nicklaus record of finishing seven strokes ahead of his closest competition over the course of the four-day tournament. It's interesting, by the way, that McIlroy finished with the same margin of victory in his other major victory at the 2011 US Open.

The young golfer entered Sunday's final round as an "overwhelming favorite" with Tiger Woods his closest competition according to the oddsmakers, but Woods was no competition for McIlroy as Sunday wore on considering Woods finished just two-under compared to McIlroy's 13-under.

David Lynn finished in second place at five under par while four golfers -- including Keegan Bradley and Justin Rose -- finished in a third-place tie.

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2012 PGA Championship Purse: Prize Money Breakdown For This Week's Event

Edit: Rory McIlroy wins: Breakdown of the prize money.

With an $8 million purse, the PGA Championship is one of the richest golf tournaments of the 2012 season, ranking up there with the other three majors. The winner of the PGA Championship will become an instant millionaire, taking home just over $1.44 million as well as a nifty trophy. Not bad for less than a week's worth of work.

The rest of the field will also be vying for significant money. Each of the players in the top 5 will pocket over $320,000 and 18 spots are worth six figures.


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Here is the partial breakdown of the prize money. A full list can be found here.

First place: $1,445,000
Second place: $865,000
Third place: $545,000
Fourth place: $385,000
Fifth place: $320,000
Sixth place: $288,000
Seventh place: $259,000
Eighth place: $235,000
Ninth place: $214,000
10th place: $196,000
11th place: $180,000
12th place: $165,500
13th place: $152,000
14th place: $140,000
15th place: $130,500
16th place: $121,500
17th place: $113,500
18th place: $106,500
19th place: $99,500
20th place: $93,000

In the event of a tie -- and there's always ties -- the prize money is pooled and dispersed. For example, if there's a four-way tie for second, the second-, third-, fourth- and fifth-place prizes are combined, then divided by four. Each player then takes home their share of that money.

We'll be back with a breakdown of what each player won as soon as the tournament concludes.

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Tiger Woods Trying To Climb Back Into PGA Championship

At the midpoint of the 2012 PGA Championship, Tiger Woods held a share of the lead at 4-under and was considered a heavy 1/1 favorite to win his 15th career major. But in a trend we've seen with Woods at all the majors this summer, the favorite struggled mightily on Saturday, dropping shots, coming back to the field, and relinquishing the lead. If Woods fails to win on Sunday, an outward 40 on his third-round front nine will be the one stretch that he can look back on with regret.

Of course, that nine-hole stretch covered two days, as Saturday's play was interrupted by a nasty storm along the Carolina coast. While Woods made up some ground, coming in with a 34, he was still frustrated with his third-round 2-over 74. Woods has been inconsistent with his putter all summer, but he had been hot with the flatstick on the weekend at Firestone and again through the first two rounds at Kiawah. But he came out on Saturday and struggled right off the bat with his putter, and that persisted as he finished up his third round on Sunday morning. He also cited frustration with unusually slow greens on Sunday morning. Via Helen Ross of PGATour.com:

"I had a few good looks at it today, and I just couldn't believe how slow these greens were this morning," Woods said. "I don't know if they cut them or not, but they were just a lot slower. They're slower than the putting green. Vijay (Singh) and I were talking about that a little bit today, and it was surprising that they're not the same speed. We both struggled getting the balls to the hole."

A combination of the slower, stickier paspalum surface and the heavy rains on the island all week have certainly made the greens slower than Tour pros are accustomed to playing in the States. They were reportedly rolling around 11 on the stimpmeter early in the week, but Woods seems particularly irked at the difference between the practice surface and the greens out on the course.

Despite the putting inconsistencies, Woods still salvaged his chances with that 34 on the back side. He indicated that he played his way "back" into the tournament, even with a bogey on the difficult par-3 17th. Tiger is still five shots back of leader Rory McIlroy, but it doesn't sound like he'll get particularly aggressive during his final round to try and make a run at the young Northern Irishman, via PGATour.com:

"You know, just give myself chances, give myself looks," Woods said when asked about his strategy for the final round. "This golf course you can take a double and a triple in a heartbeat without hitting bad shots.

"Just keep myself there where I'm right in it with a few holes to go because, as we saw at the last major championship we played, anything can happen."

Woods was criticized for his conservative "game plan" at Lytham, a phrase he used repeatedly in speaking with the media after each round. But that approach kept him in it throughout and nearly paid off with Adam Scott's collapse.

He'll start his final round paired with Vijay Singh again, going off at 1:23 p.m. ET.

You can check out the full list of tee times at PGA.com. For a live leaderboard, visit Golf.com.

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PGA Championship 2012: TV Schedule, Live Updates And More

The PGA Championship has been delayed by inclement weather, forcing the players in Saturday's final groups into a very long day on Sunday. Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh, the third round's final pairing, got through just seven holes before a thunderstorm cancelled play. They'll get back out on the course at 7:45 a.m. ET -- weather permitting -- and will finish up their round. The fourth round is expected to begin at 11:30 a.m. ET.

Singh and Rory McIlroy, who also still has to finish his second round, are tied for the lead at 6-under par. Woods had a very tough start to his day on Saturday and is now 1-under for the tournament after going 3-over for his first seven holes. The players will play in threesomes and on split tees to ensure that the round can finish on time.

The fourth round (and probably part of the third round) of the PGA Championship airs Sunday from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. on TNT, then will switch over to CBS for coverage from 2 p.m. until the end of the day. All times are Eastern.

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Rory McIlroy Shares The Lead As Tiger Woods Implodes At 2012 PGA Championship

Co-leader Rory McIlroy likes his position heading into Sunday's twin bill at Kiawah Island. Tiger Woods -- who seems to turn into an everyday hacker on the weekends of majors these days -- not so much.

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