Illinois graduate Steve Stricker never truly threatened for the top spot at the 2012 PGA Championship, but a solid weekend earned him his 10th career top-10 finish in a major championship. Stricker was slightly over par in the tournament's first two rounds, but shot a 67 on Saturday and a 71 on Sunday to finish the tournament at 3-under, good for a tie for seventh place.
Northwestern graduate Luke Donald, who was the top-ranked player in the world heading into the major, had a disappointing showing, but a blistering round on Sunday helped him save face. Donald, who barely made the cut on Friday, shot a 66 on Sunday, bringing his overall score to 2-over, which tied him for 32nd place.
Rory McIlory won his second career major, blowing away the field at 13-under and with an eight-shot lead over second-place finisher David Lynn.
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