Rory McIlroy proves point in PGA win

Updated: August 12, 2012, 11:02 PM ET
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. -- It was a halogen-bright smile of joy, of disbelief and, yes, of relief, too. Rory McIlroy didn't just separate himself from the rest of the PGA Championship field Sunday, but from his doubters.

Did you see McIlroy's face after he snowplowed his way to his second career major? Did you see how hard he buried his head into his father Gerry's left shoulder when they bear hugged just off the 18th green?

McIlroy knew he had done something beyond special. Now he was ...

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