Here's a guardian commenter's take that I agree with -
20 July 2014 6:45pm
Who would have thought that with McIlroy going into the day six ahead we would have got such an epic day of golf ?
Fowler, with all his potential, could never quite take advantage of Rory’s thaw (not quite a meltdown) and was probably at a slight disadvantage with that extra pressure of being his playing partner.
The thrill of Garcia coming back was tempered by the fact that even if you may have been rooting for him to win, you didn’t want it to be because Rory had thrown it away. But in the end it was a great shame that Sergio’s disaster in the bunker on 15 pretty much killed that contest off.
There were even elements of Seve in Rory’s play, with some really wayward stuff being rescued by some great saves.
All in all, four days of great golf and a very worthy winner.