PGA Championship 2012: 5 Things to Take Away

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PGA Championship 2012: 5 Things to Take Away
Joshua S. Kelly-US PRESSWIRE

As the dust settles on 2012’s last major, it is time once again to look at five things to keep in mind from the 94th PGA Championship at Kiawah Island and into the future.

This year’s PGA may be another turning point in the long history of the game after Rory McIlroy’s devastating eight-stroke victory over Englishman David Lynn.

To the PGA’s credit, it generally draws the strongest field of any event of the year, and this year was no exception.

No less than 102 of the top 103 players in the Official World Golf Ranking played at Kiawah this weekend. At 98th in the world, the little-known Lynn took full advantage of his PGA invite and turned it into an automatic invitation to The Masters next spring with his top-six finish. That paycheck for his solo second will be pretty handy as well.

As we turn now towards the PGA Tour Playoffs and the Ryder Cup next month, here are five things to keep in mind.

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