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Rory McIlroy maintains a steady hand to grab first British Open title
Rory McIlroy maintains a steady hand to grab first British Open title

On Saturday, Rory McIlroy was Mr. Sensational. On Sunday, he was Mr. Steady. Each Rory was perfectly timed. McIlroy is the new British Open champion. He is 25, a prodigy from Northern Ireland who once shot 61 when he was 16. Lots of people knew then, and the world does now. McIlroy winning a major title is not a stunner. This was his third, a level of achievement reached by age 25 only by Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods before him. That is fast company, but after his performance here at Royal Liverpool, he has earned his inclusion. This one had the special feel of being achieved under the pressure of hearth and home. If you are from the United Kingdom, as McIlroy is, major titles are...

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