Published 20/07/2014 | 19:35
Even before he tapped in for par on the 18th to secure his third major title and the third leg of a potential career grand slam, Rory McIlroy was being lavished with praise.
Celebrities and sports stars from different codes took to social media to laud the 25-year-old's amazing success at Hoylake.
Even Manchester United congratulated him on their official twitter account after he was booed by the Liverpool fans at Hoylake when he brought up his allegiance to their bitter rivals. View below:
Here are the pick of the tweets:
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