Wales' Jamie Donaldson made a case for his inclusion in Europe's Ryder Cup team at the US PGA Championship at Valhalla.
The 38-year-old finished six shots and 17 places ahead of Luke Donald, the man just behind him in the race for the last automatic place.
Pontypridd-born Donaldson finished eight under par, eight shots behind winner Rory McIlory, in Louisville, Kentucky.
Donald finished 41st, two under par.
McIlroy became the first UK player to win back-to-back majors after his win at the Open.
The Northern Irishman came from three shots behind the leaders at one stage to beat America's Phil Mickelson by one shot.