Rory McIlroy has won his second golf major after a record victory in the USPGA Championship at Kiawah Island.
His eight-shot margin triumph marked the biggest win in the Championship since Jack Nicklaus' victory at Oak Hill in 1980.
The Northern Irishman finished on -13 after hitting a six-under 66 in his final round to return to his world number one berth.
Englishman David Lynn, 38, meanwhile came second in the final major of the year. Fellow countryman Justin Rose finished third while 2011 winner Keegan Bradley finished joint fourth along with England's Ian Poulter and Sweden's Carl Pettersson.
McIlroy, 23, became the youngest winner of the tournament since it adopted the strokeplay format in 1958, as well as the youngest to win two majors since the late Seve Ballesteros, who was also 23, in 1980.
Tiger Woods however bemoaned his "wrong attitude" as he finished 11 shots behind, stretching his drought without a major to over four-and-a-half-years.
Given McIlroy's prodigious ability at such a youthful age, comparisons with Woods are intensifying. However he was keen to skim over the subject when it was brought up in the post-tournament press conference.
"I don't know (what to make of the comparisons)," reported the USPGA wesbite. "I mean, I've won my second major at the same age. But he went on that incredible run like 2000, 2001, 2002 and won so many. I'd love to sit up here and tell you that I'm going to do the same thing, but I just don't know. It's been great to win my first major last year and to back that up with another one this year. I can't ask for any more.
"I just want to keep working hard, keep practicing and hopefully there's a few more of these in my closet when my career finishes."
It is a timely fillip too for the Ulsterman. His relationship with tennis player Caroline Wozniacki and his extra-curricular activities have seen him accused of lacking a work ethic on the golf course, especially after he missed three cuts in four starts in May and June.
Yet it is testament to McIlroy, especially after his unforgettable Masters meltdown in 2011, that he has now won two of golf's four majors on offer.
FINAL ROUND SCORES:
-13: McIlroy (NI) -5: Lynn (Eng) -4: Rose (Eng), Bradley (US), Poulter (Eng), Pettersson (Swe) Selected others: -2: B Watson (US), McDowell (NI), Donaldson (Wal), Woods (US) -1: Daly (US), Harrington (Ire), Scott (Aus) +2: Donald (Eng) +3: Mickelson (US)