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Reuters Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland watches his tee shot on the eighth hole during the third round of the British Open Championship at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club Saturday in Hoylake, England.

PGA: Jack, Tiger hail McIlroy’s victory at British Open


HOYLAKE, England — Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods have combined to salute Rory McIlroy’s performance in capturing the British Open title for the first time in his career.

The 25-year-old Northern Irishman became the third youngest golfer in the modern era, after the two American greats, to land three of the four major championships when he triumphed by two strokes at Royal Liverpool on Sunday.

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