The victory margin record for the PGA championship was previously held by Jack Nicklaus for a seven-shot win at the 1980 PGA Championship at East Course of Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York. Jack Nicklaus was 40 at the time.
Jack’s record stood for 32 years before Rory McIlroy defeated David Lynn by eight strokes at the 2012 PGA Championship.
The 2012 PGA Championship was the first major championship played at Kiawah Island Ocean Course. It was the first major championship at Kiawah Island.
In the final round Rory scored a bogey free 66 (-6) to win.
The 2012 PGA Championship was Rory McIlroy’s second major win.