Timeline: How the final day of Rory McIlroy's Open Championship win transpired
Published 20/07/2014 | 19:11
Here's how Rory McIlroy's rollercoaster day at Hoylake went from start to finish.
1440 - Sergio Garcia birdies the first hole to move into joint second place as the leaders prepare to tee off.
1449 - Rory McIlroy holes from 20 feet for birdie on the first to increase his lead to seven.
1500 - Rickie Fowler responds with a birdie on the second to get back to within six shots of his playing partner.
1503 - Garcia birdies the third hole to join Fowler on 11 under.
1532 - Garcia goes through the green with his approach to the par-five fifth, but chips to two feet for birdie and gets within five of the lead.
1542 - McIlroy hits a wild approach to the fifth and a poor pitch leads to a bogey five, cutting his lead to four.
1554 - Failing to get up and down from left of the sixth green costs McIlroy another shot and cuts his lead to three.
1600 - The challengers continue to mount as Sweden's Robert Karlsson holes from just three feet for an eagle on the 10th to move 11 under.
1624 - McIlroy steadies the ship with a birdie from 15 feet on the ninth to get back to 16 under and four ahead of Garcia.
1630 - Garcia piles the pressure back on, making an eagle on the par-five 10th to close to within two of his Ryder Cup team-mate.
1637 - McIlroy has his own eagle chance from longer range but settles for a birdie to move three ahead.
1654 - Garcia's approach to the 12th flies into a grandstand but somehow rebounds out and on to the edge of the green, from where he saves par.
1714 - McIlroy mishits his tee shot to the 13th, coming up well short of the green. The resulting bogey cuts his lead to two.
1728 - Garcia takes two shots to get out of a bunker on the 15th green as McIlroy, now three ahead, watches from the tee.
1736 - Fowler birdies the 15th to join Garcia on 13 under.
1748 - Garcia two-putts the 16th to move 14 under and back within two of the lead.
1754 - McIlroy matches that birdie, on a hole he eagled on Saturday, to give himself more breathing space.
1818 - Garcia gets within two shots once more with a birdie on the 18th.
1827 - McIlroy pars the 18th to complete a closing 71 and seal victory.