The end of the 2014 PGA Championship was not only one of the wildest golf tournaments I've ever seen but one of the wildest sporting events I've ever seen -- maybe of my lifetime.
Rory McIlroy won (I have no idea how) and I tried to document everything that happened here.
9:03 p.m. -- I have no idea what the hell just happened but I know it was awesome and I know Rory McIlroy has four majors and I know the Masters starts in 242 days. Thanks for joining us all week for the best major I've ever covered.
8:45 p.m. -- Rory McIlroy won. I think.
8:37 p.m. -- I don't know what to write.
8:34 p.m. -- I don't know what is happening.
I can honestly say I've never seen a foursome on the last hole of a major. And I've seen a lot of majors.— Dan Jenkins (@danjenkinsgd) August 11, 2014
8:33 p.m. -- I mean, look at this!
8:31 p.m. -- My goodness.
Would've loved to have had a heart monitor on Rory while that ball was in the air.— Mike O'Malley (@GD_MikeO) August 11, 2014
8:30 p.m. -- Fowler and Mickelson are letting McIlroy and Wiesberger play through. This is amazing.
8:28 p.m. -- This could be it.
8:23 p.m. -- Yeah, this is true.
If @McIlroyRory gets this in the house this back-9 becomes career-defining. Back from the brink, fighting off 3 top players: his greatest W.— Alan Shipnuck (@AlanShipnuck) August 11, 2014
8:21 p.m. -- Rory's a boss. Tiger just turned this thing off.
8:13 p.m. -- Do you think Phil will lay up on No. 18 or go for it in two?
8:12 p.m. -- Rory is up one with two left. It might take an eagle in the dark on No. 18 for somebody to take it.
8:06 p.m. -- Rory is alone at the top somehow.
8:02 p.m. -- All in.
Proposal: Match play tomorrow with Rickie/Phil vs. Stenson/Rory. Winners go another 18 head to head for the Wanamaker.— Adam Sarson (@Adam_Sarson) August 11, 2014
7:56 p.m. -- Haha!
"Son...this is what winning looks like." (To Cub fan/son)....."Gee thanks Dad." http://t.co/kH41IWd1zn— Paul Pabst (@PaulPabst) August 10, 2014
7:54 p.m. -- If Phil hits a 25-footer on No. 16 and runs after it and points I'm going to die.
7:50 p.m. -- Monday morning playoff if it's needed.
IF there's a playoff, it will be three-hole aggregate starting tomorrow morning at 9 a.m.— Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelGC) August 10, 2014
7:41 p.m. -- Bernd Wiesberger is basically being paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to have a front-row seat to one of the best majors of the last five years.
7:37 p.m. -- David Feherty just said "[Rory's] reaction to that last putt I think would have knocked out Muhammad Ali."
7:33 p.m. -- Rory ties it up. Wow.
7:20 p.m. -- How awesome is this?
This is your photo of the tournament - pic.twitter.com/PoVdT7E1Xd— Kyle Porter (@KylePorterCBS) August 10, 2014
7:14 p.m. -- Here's Phil from forever for par.
7:09 p.m. -- Rory looks soulless right now. I can't tell if that's good or bad.
7:05 p.m. -- Haha!
CBS is going to get an FCC violation is Henrik Stenson is going flash his stones like that approach on 13. #PinSeeking— No Laying Up (@NoLayingUp) August 10, 2014
7:03 p.m. -- Can we dump Bernd and just let Rors play in with Rickie and Phil?
6:58 p.m. -- Here's the insane second shot from Rory at No. 10 that ended in eagle. (h/t Big Lead)
6:56 p.m. -- Rory is back in it with an eagle at No. 10. I'm at a loss. This is too much. I'm out of adjectives and we have eight holes left.
6:48 p.m. -- Here's the putt that might have won the PGA Championship.
6:46 p.m. -- My gosh, if Mikko Ilonen wins this thing.
6:43 p.m. -- This is bizarre. Nobody moves even though it looks like somebody got smoked.
6:35 p.m. -- It seems like there's a negative amount of energy surrounding the Rory McIlroy group right now.
6:32 p.m. -- I do love this:
6:30 p.m. -- Phil Mickelson is tied for the lead going to the back nine. Wowza.
6:25 p.m. -- What if Rory is down one and hits his drive on No. 18 at, say, 8:40 p.m.?
6:23 p.m. -- Ryan Palmer has a ton of #TourSauce in him, doesn't he?
6:19 p.m. -- It feels like things have been kind of slow today even though a lot is happening. Kind of a weird day rhythm-wise.
6:09 p.m. -- Fowler is playing like an absolute boss.
6:01 p.m. -- Phil just destroyed a shot from 240 yards out in the first cut right at a pin on a par 5 because it's Sunday at a major. Of course.
5:52 p.m. -- This from Fowler is awesome.
That moment when Rickie Fowler realizes he has a share of the lead at the PGA Championship... pic.twitter.com/qd6rR97j2q— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 10, 2014
5:48 p.m. -- Is Rory fading? He sure isn't playing very well today. Of the top 30 he's the only one over par.
5:36 p.m. -- Big Easy running out of holes here. Quite the performance, though.
5:18 p.m. -- Rickie Fowler leads by himself after this chip-in.
5:05 p.m. -- I would agree.
Of all the "grow golf" initiatives out there, I think having Phil, Rory and Rickie tied for the lead at a major is the best idea yet.— Ben Crane (@bencranegolf) August 10, 2014
5:02 p.m. -- Here's the PGA Championship leaderboard right now:
4:56 p.m. -- Here's Phil's first birdie:
4:53 p.m. -- Feels like it's a good thing for Phil and Rickie to play together today. They'll feed off that like crazy.
4:42 p.m. -- This is strong work.
4:41 p.m. -- This is so incredible.
4:24 p.m. -- Phil birdies No. 1 so that's amazing. He's two back and Rory's in the rough off the tee.
4:17 p.m. -- I'm genuinely giddy for this final round and the leaders are just now teeing off.
4:11 p.m. -- The #protraj on that Fowler drive was a middle finger right towards McIlroy.
3:54 p.m. -- Big Easy is 4 under thru 6 if that's any indication of how easy the scoring is out there. Just four back, too.
3:25 p.m. -- By the way, this shot earlier by Thorbjorn Olesen was insane:
3:24 p.m. -- I just texted my buddy this question: "If Rickie shoots __________ he wins. His response: "Rory."
3:06 p.m. -- This does not seem great:
Monty calls the course "borderline unplayable," says the PGA forced the players out prematurely because of the late tee times.— Alan Shipnuck (@AlanShipnuck) August 10, 2014
G-Mac says the conditions are "not fair" due to mud on balls and casual water. "Common sense" should have led to lift, clean and place.— Alan Shipnuck (@AlanShipnuck) August 10, 2014
2:44 p.m. -- Swanny!
2:30 p.m. -- Here's when the leaders are teeing off:
2:14 p.m. -- Sunset in Louisville is 8:42 p.m.
2:13 p.m. -- Okay, we're back at it.
Play resuming at 2:40, last tee time now 4:18. #PGAChampionship— Brian Wacker (@pgatour_brianw) August 10, 2014
1:50 p.m. -- This is hilarious:
1:49 p.m. -- Yeah, we could be looking at a Monday finish.
Play won't resume until 2:10 p.m. at the very earliest. That would be a 90-minute delay. Final pairing would finish around 8:30. Pushing it.— Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelGC) August 10, 2014
1:46 p.m. -- No they weren't, Lee.
White trousers were maybe not the best idea I've ever had!— Lee Westwood (@WestwoodLee) August 10, 2014
1:45 p.m. -- Here's the craziest look at what the rain is doing at the PGA Championship:
GIF: Well, at least the sixth green is draining nicely. Twenty minute difference. http://t.co/QmVXFiC4us— Adam Sarson (@Adam_Sarson) August 10, 2014
1:08 p.m. -- There's an indefinite rain delay at the PGA Championship. Here's the story.
1:05 p.m. -- Holy cow!
12:07 p.m. -- What are those pants made of?
12:05 p.m. -- This is incredible.
11:58 a.m. -- I wonder what the number is today. I think Rory might get to 18 which would mean Fowler needs a 64 to get into a playoff and Day and Phil would need 63s. Not sure that's happening.
10:45 a.m. -- Mickelson with some quality #toursauce before Sunday's final round.
9:22 a.m. -- Then there's this:
With more rain at Valhalla, a reminder of Rory's comments one week ago re: Firestone. Don't see him getting caught. pic.twitter.com/vIjVxbiQs6— Will Gray (@WillGrayGC) August 10, 2014
9:21 a.m. -- I do wonder if somebody has a 62 in them today early on. That still might not be enough to catch the Ulsterman.
9:00 a.m. -- Good morning. I need coffee like Rickie Fowler and Phil Mickelson need Rory McIlroy to get dirreha this morning.