Wire to wire

Meaning 1
a horse racing term for a horse that starts at the front of the pack, and finishes at the front for a win
Sentence 1
The favorite started right out of the gate in front and ended up the winner. He went wire to wire.
Meaning 2
In any competition, to start at the front and end up winning by staying at the front.
Sentence 2
McIlroy Goes wire to wire for Third Major Championship.