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McIlroy rallies to win Deutsche Bank event

Meanwhile, Tiger Woods became the first golfer to surpass the $100 million mark, after he finished third.

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, holds the trophy after winning the Deutsche Bank Championship.
Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, holds the trophy after winning the Deutsche Bank Championship.

WORLD NUMBER ONE Rory McIlroy fired his second consecutive four-under 67 on Monday to capture the PGA Tour’s Deutsche Bank Championship by one shot over South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen.

McIlroy finished at 20-under-par 264 for his third victory of the season. He now has five career PGA Tour wins.

Oosthuizen closed with an even-par 71 on the TPC Boston to finish solo in second at 19-under. The 2010 British Open champion lost earlier this year to Bubba Watson in a playoff at the Masters.

Tiger Woods parred eight consecutive holes beginning at the 10th and then made birdie on 18 for a fourth round five-under 66. Woods finished third at 18-under-par 266.

Woods also surpassed the $100 million mark in PGA Tour earnings with his third-place finish.

Dustin Johnson (70) and Phil Mickelson (66) tied for fourth at minus-14. It marked Mickelson’s best finish since the Masters, where he finished in a tie for third.

McIlroy, who won the PGA Championship last month, vaults into the top spot in the FedEx Cup standings.

- © AFP, 2012

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