McIlroy Holds On, Wins Deutsche Bank Championship

NORTON, Mass. — Rory McIlroy erased a three-shot deficit in just five holes on Monday, winning the Deutsche Bank Championship in ugly fashion at TPC Boston. McIlroy, golf’s No. 1 player, tore up the turf on a tee shot that traveled 169 yards. It was the only fairway he hit over the last five holes.

He had to make a 6-foot putt to save par from a bunker, and a 5-foot putt to save bogey after one of his pitch shots sailed from one side of the green to the other. And he had to wait as Louis Oosthuizen's birdie putt to force a playoff slid just below the hole.

On a leaderboard packed with some of the biggest names in golf — McIlroy, Oosthuizen, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson — the 23-year-old from Northern Ireland took a giant leap toward establishing himself as the best player in the game.

With four birdies in six holes at the start, and limiting the damage from his mistakes at the end, McIlroy closed with a 4-under 67 for a one-shot victory over Oosthuizen, joining Woods as the only three-time winners this year on the PGA Tour.

McIlroy goes to No. 1 in the FedEx Cup. And with one of his wins being the PGA Championship, that might be enough for his peers to vote him PGA Tour player of the year. He also has a comfortable gap in the world ranking, and could be tough to catch the rest of the year unless Woods were to win the next two FedEx Cup events.

Up next is the BMW Championship, set for Sept. 3-9 at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Indiana.

Deutsche Bank Championship Results
Monday
At TPC Boston
Norton, Mass.
Purse: $8 million
Yardage: 7,216; Par 71
Final Round
Rory McIlroy (2,500), $1,440,000 65-65-67-67-264 -20
Louis Oosthuizen (1,500), $864,000 66-65-63-71-265 -19
Tiger Woods (1,000), $544,000 64-68-68-66-266 -18
Dustin Johnson (650), $352,000 67-68-65-70-270 -14
Phil Mickelson (650), $352,000 68-68-68-66-270 -14
Brandt Snedeker (500), $288,000 69-70-65-67-271 -13
Jeff Overton (438), $258,000 64-71-69-68-272 -12
Adam Scott (438), $258,000 69-69-68-66-272 -12
Bryce Molder (400), $232,000 65-69-68-71-273 -11
Ryan Moore (363), $208,000 64-68-70-72-274 -10
Kevin Stadler (363), $208,000 68-71-69-66-274 -10
John Senden (325), $184,000 66-69-70-70-275 -9
Keegan Bradley (282), $145,600 71-73-63-69-276 -8
Jim Furyk (282), $145,600 69-72-65-70-276 -8
Seung-Yul Noh (282), $145,600 62-71-75-68-276 -8
Steve Stricker (282), $145,600 69-69-68-70-276 -8
Lee Westwood (282), $145,600 68-71-69-68-276 -8
Jason Dufner (263), $116,000 67-66-70-74-277 -7
Webb Simpson (263), $116,000 69-70-66-72-277 -7
Jonas Blixt (243), $86,667 67-72-71-68-278 -6
Troy Matteson (243), $86,667 72-67-70-69-278 -6
John Merrick (243), $86,667 68-72-68-70-278 -6
Dicky Pride (243), $86,667 69-72-69-68-278 -6
D.A. Points (243), $86,667 68-65-71-74-278 -6
Nick Watney (243), $86,667 72-69-66-71-278 -6
William McGirt (205), $54,444 69-72-69-69-279 -5
Pat Perez (205), $54,444 69-72-69-69-279 -5
Vijay Singh (205), $54,444 73-69-68-69-279 -5
Bo Van Pelt (205), $54,444 69-71-70-69-279 -5
Luke Donald (205), $54,444 67-72-70-70-279 -5
Ernie Els (205), $54,444 69-69-71-70-279 -5
Tom Gillis (205), $54,444 69-69-71-70-279 -5
David Hearn (205), $54,444 67-69-68-75-279 -5
Charley Hoffman (205), $54,444 67-67-69-76-279 -5
Matt Every (173), $40,300 71-68-68-73-280 -4
Bill Haas (173), $40,300 71-72-68-69-280 -4
Chris Kirk (173), $40,300 63-70-75-72-280 -4
Matt Kuchar (173), $40,300 70-74-68-68-280 -4
Greg Chalmers (155), $34,400 69-68-73-71-281 -3
J.B. Holmes (155), $34,400 72-69-69-71-281 -3
Hunter Mahan (155), $34,400 68-72-70-71-281 -3
Aaron Baddeley (135), $28,000 68-74-70-70-282 -2
Bob Estes (135), $28,000 71-69-73-69-282 -2
Robert Garrigus (135), $28,000 71-67-73-71-282 -2
Marc Leishman (135), $28,000 72-71-70-69-282 -2
Kyle Stanley (135), $28,000 70-70-71-71-282 -2
Zach Johnson (113), $21,520 70-71-71-71-283 -1
George McNeill (113), $21,520 71-70-72-70-283 -1
Ian Poulter (113), $21,520 67-71-75-70-283 -1
Charl Schwartzel (113), $21,520 68-65-79-71-283 -1
Roberto Castro (88), $18,827 72-72-69-71-284 E
Jason Day (88), $18,827 68-73-72-71-284 E
Geoff Ogilvy (88), $18,827 72-69-73-70-284 E
Jimmy Walker (88), $18,827 73-71-72-68-284 E
John Huh (88), $18,827 71-73-69-71-284 E
Johnson Wagner (88), $18,827 70-71-69-74-284 E
Bud Cauley (68), $18,000 68-73-71-73-285 +1
Carl Pettersson (68), $18,000 71-70-75-69-285 +1
Padraig Harrington (60), $17,760 70-74-75-67-286 +2
Blake Adams (48), $17,360 69-73-74-71-287 +3
Brendon de Jonge (48), $17,360 70-73-73-71-287 +3
J.J. Henry (48), $17,360 69-73-72-73-287 +3
Josh Teater (48), $17,360 71-71-71-74-287 +3
Sean O'Hair (33), $16,880 70-74-69-75-288 +4
Scott Piercy (33), $16,880 72-70-73-73-288 +4
Tommy Gainey (20), $16,480 72-70-71-76-289 +5
Scott Stallings (20), $16,480 70-73-74-72-289 +5
Mark Wilson (20), $16,480 74-70-74-71-289 +5
Harris English (6), $15,840 70-73-73-74-290 +6
Martin Flores (6), $15,840 72-71-73-74-290 +6
Kevin Na (6), $15,840 69-75-73-73-290 +6
Ted Potter, Jr. (6), $15,840 69-68-72-81-290 +6
Daniel Summerhays (6), $15,840 71-70-72-77-290 +6
Rickie Fowler (5), $15,200 71-72-72-76-291 +7
Brian Harman (5), $15,200 71-73-72-75-291 +7
Graeme McDowell (5), $15,200 74-70-75-72-291 +7
Jonathan Byrd (4), $14,880 72-72-73-75-292 +8
Sang-Moon Bae (4), $14,720 69-72-77-78-296 +12

 

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