Lynn Finishes 2nd In PGA Championship

150225562 Lynn Finishes 2nd In PGA Championship

David Lynn of England hits off the sixth tee during the Final Round of the 94th PGA Championship at the Ocean Course on August 12, 2012 in Kiawah Island, South Carolina. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) – David Lynn hadn’t ever had a reason to play a pro tournament in the United States. Now, the Englishman’s got at least two more big ones after finishing second to Rory McIlroy in the PGA Championship.

Lynn shot his second straight 68 on Sunday to finish at 5-under 283, a whopping eight shots behind McIlroy. But the runner-up finish was good enough to earn invitations to two of next year’s majors, the Masters and the PGA Championship.

Lynn hadn’t played in nearly a month, choosing to protect his spot in the top 100 to see if he might qualify for the year’s final major. The call came last week and the 38-year-old Lynn was on his way to The Ocean Course.

“It’s a little bit surreal right now,” Lynn said.

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