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Sunday's Birdies and Bogeys

Who were the winners and losers on Day 4 at Hoylake? It's time to take a closer look with another edition of birdies and bogeys

July 20, 2014
Rory McIlroy

Birdie: Rory McIlroy

It wasn't as easy for Rory as he thought it would be, but McIlroy hung tough. Pushed in ways he never was in his first two major wins, McIlroy played solid, if not quite as spectacular golf en route to a one-under 71, good for a two-shot win and his name on the claret jug. "I never dreamed of being at this point in my career so quickly," said McIlroy, who is now a Masters win away from the career Grand Slam. "The more I keep looking at this trophy and seeing my name on it, the more it will start sinking in." With the win, McIlroy joined Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods as the only players to win three majors by age 25. -- Luke Kerr-Dineen
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