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McIlroy Claims Second Career Deutsche Bank Victory

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Rory McIlroy snapped his winless streak of over a year this past weekend to claim the second Deutsche Bank Championship of his career. McIlroy finished the event at 15-under-par after getting off to a “slow start” shooting even-par on day one. McIlroy’s “slow start” can be attributed to his first three holes on the back nine of his first round. McIlroy opened the round with a par on the 10th, shot a bogey on the 11th hole and then to add insult to injury, a triple-bogey on the 12th. McIlroy wouldn’t be discouraged however, he fought all the way back from 4-over to get to even par to hang in the running for the title. Throughout the course of the next three days, McIlroy climbed his way up the leaderboard until he reached the top, and refused to come down.

The win moves McIlroy from 38th in the FedEx Cup standings to fourth. As you can see, he’s in pretty good company.

Headed into the final round, the second place finisher Paul Casey, seemed poised to win after carding three 5-under-par rounds in three days. Casey, the leader headed into the final round, had a troublesome start notching bogies on the par-5 second hole and the par-4 fifth. Casey tried to rebound after birdieing the par-5 seventh but just couldn’t seem to get anything going. The 16-year pro shuddered his way into the club house after posting a 2-over-par in his final round at TPC Boston.

Last week’s winner Patrick Reed played some solid golf this weekend after a spectacular finish last weekend. Reed finished tied for fifth at 10-under and with that, managed to keep hold of his number one ranking in the FedEx Cup standings.

As we head to next week’s event at Crooked Stick, I’ll leave you on the lighter side. (Just in case you felt bad about your putting.)

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