Rory McIlroy wins the 2014 British Open

By Alejandro Freixes, CCNN Head Writer

Rory McIlroy
Rory McIlroy holds the Claret Jug, which is the trophy presented to the winner of the British Open.

25-year-old golfer Rory McIlory has just won his first ever British Open Championship, after a fierce competition from July 17-20 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Merseyside, England. It was a close match, as McIlroy only finished two strokes ahead of runners-up Rickie Fowler and Sergio Garcia.

This is now his third major title, since he’s won the 2011 US Open and the 2012 PGA Championship. Also, he’s now become the first European to win three different majors, and is just one of three golfers to ever win three majors by the age of 25 (the other two being Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods).

“It’s pretty hard to describe right now, to be honest,” said McIlroy during an interview with ESPN. “All I know is that I’ve won my third major championship and I’m three legs going towards the fourth towards a career grand slam at 25. I’m feeling pretty good right now.” He then went on to express, “I feel like I’ve come a long way in the past 18 months. A lot has happened to me. My determination and hard work has really paid off.”

Images courtesy of Rory McIlroy Facebook.