McIlroy saves crumbling PGA trophy with catch of the year

Rory McIlroy catches the lid of the Wanamaker Trophy as PGA of America President Ted Bishop holds the base.  

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Rory McIlroy sealed his fourth major championship victory on Sunday night, winning his second Wanamaker trophy before the age of 26. Barely.

Yes, it was close on the leaderboard as he edged Phil Mickelson by one stroke. But that’s not what I’m referring to.

He barely walked away with the trophy intact. It took an impressive snag by McIlroy to save the hardware.

Here’s the catch of the year:

And if you want to watch it on an endless loop:

Those are some soft hands from a four-time major champion. Hats (and trophy lids) off to you, Mr. McIlroy. A job well done.

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