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McIlroy triumphs at Hoylake

Updated 1906 GMT (0306 HKT) July 20, 2014
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Rory McIlroy gets up close and personal with The Claret Jug as he savors his maiden British Open triumph. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
Rory McIlroy acknowledges the gallery after holing a crucial birdie putt on the ninth on the way to his British Open triumph. Stuart Franklin
Sergio Garcia made a strong charge on the front nine and holed his second shot at the second hole for an eagle Andrew Redlington/Getty Images
Rickie Fowler was never able to mount a significant challenge to playing partner McIlroy but finished strongly for joint second. Miek Ehrmannn/Getty Images
McIlroy sinks the winning putt on the 18th at Hoylake to seal his two-shot triumph at the British Open. Andrew Redlington/Getty Images
McIlroy is just one major away from completing a career grand slam after winning the British Open. Andrew Redlington/Getty Images