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Stunning final round sees McIlroy end victory drought on PGA Tour

The world number five was back to his best today.

Rory McIlroy in action today.
Rory McIlroy in action today.
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RORY McILROY HAS ended his victory drought on the PGA Tour as a stunning final round saw him claim a two-shot victory at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

The 27-year-old came into today’s final round six shots behind overnight leader Paul Casey but an outstanding six-under-par final round of 65 put McIlroy back in contention for the win, his first on the PGA Tour since May last year.

McIlroy carded seven birdies and just one bogey to move to 15-under for the tournament, while Casey failed to reproduce the form that saw him take a substantial lead into the final round.

Casey struggled to get going today, two bogeys in his first five holes set the tone for his afternoon and he eventually went on to card a two-over 73.

McIlroy, on the other hand, was playing quality golf from the off today and birdies on the second, fourth, seventh, eighth and ninth put him right in the thick of things.

A further birdie on the 12th saw the world number five move to 15-under for the tournament.

His only bogey of the day came on the par-four 17th but he responded perfectly on the last, picking up his seventh birdie of the day with a short putt, after playing a magnificent shot from the green-side bunker.

It was McIlroy’s first tournament win since he won the Irish Open at The K Club in May.

McIlroy picked up a winner’s cheque for $1.53m (€1.37m) and he also earned himself 2000 FedEx Cup points, which has seen him rocket up the standings.

Casey finished in second spot, one shot clear of Jimmy Walker in third. Adam Scott ended up in fourth after matching McIlroy’s round of 65.

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