Le Brassus, Switzerland – Reported by Coleman Bentley for Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine
Audemars Piguet ambassador, prodigal son and premier export from the competitive-golf hotbed that is Northern Ireland, Rory Mcllroy, with his victory at the 2012 PGA Championship, has reclaimed the title of world’s number one golfer.
At 23 years old and with a Major victory already in his bag, Sunday’s victory made Mcllroy the youngest golfer to win two Majors since the swashbuckling Spaniard Seve Ballesteros did so in 1980. It is not enough to say the young Irishman won, however, as Mcllroy thoroughly dominated in each of his victories, obliterating the field at the 2011 US Open at Congressional Country Club and breaking Jack Nicklaus’s record seven-stroke PGA Championship margin-of-victory by besting second place finisher David Lynn by eight strokes last weekend.
An Audemars Piguet ambassador since 2009, Mcllory battled storm delays, a bunker-riddled course and, of course, a resurgent Tiger Woods to hoist the PGA Championship trophy…but not without remembering to don his Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph, a timepiece as technically masterful as the player himself.