As he was playing his last few holes, the commentator told us that years ago, McIlroy's father had sacrificed his own golf career, and then for the next several years worked over 100 hours per week to support his son's golfing chances. So it was a particularly nice moment that Rory's dad was there for a huge hug after the win.
What's funny about sports is how fast things change. Just a few short years ago, everyone was saying that "there will never be another golfer with the talent of Tiger Woods". And now, in the blink of an eye, another great golf prodigy has come along who is already breaking Tiger's records. Amazing.