McIlroy and Fowler were gracious in defeat and victory.
In a tense conclusion to the PGA Championship world No.1 Rory McIlroy eventually won the title ahead of Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler.
The latter had been leading for large parts and McIlroy was quick to congratulate the American for his performance at Valhalla via Twitter.
Meanwhile Fowler was just as keen to praise the winner in a touching moment that isn’t often seen in the world of sport.
Congrats to @McIlroyRory on some great golf as of late…let’s keep having fun with it!
— Rickie Fowler (@RickieFowlerPGA) August 11, 2014
@RickieFowlerPGA your day is coming… And very soon! Great fight out there, let’s hope for many more battles in the future!
— Rory Mcilroy (@McIlroyRory) August 11, 2014