Rory McIlroy wins Deutsche Bank Championship for second time

McIlroy recovered from being four-over after three holes of his first round to win his first title since the Irish Open in May; a timely victory ahead of the Ryder Cup starting on 30 September.

With the win, McIlroy goes from 38th place in the FedEx Cup all the way up to fourth, locking up his spot in the Tour Championship. McIlroy, 27, is the third-fastest to reach 12 Tour wins, with only Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus reaching the mark at younger ages.

"It's incredible, this game, how quickly things can change and how quickly things can turn around", McIlroy said.

From there, it seemed merely a formality as the Northern Irishman played the last 69 holes at 19 under to secure a two-stroke victory, his second in the event, in the annual Labor Day weekend tournament at TPC Boston. I'm just really proud of myself, how I hung in there on the first day and then got some momentum on Saturday.

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Adam Scott and 2016 PGA Championship victor Jimmy Walker finished in a tie for third on 11-under.

He already had four majors at age 25, including the U.S. Open scoring record (268) and the largest margin of victory (eight shots) in the PGA Championship.

Olympic champion and world No. 10 Justin Rose of England stumbled to a two-triple-bogey 79, falling to a tie for 57th at 14 back.

Scott and Day are both well in the mix to become the first Australians to win the season long race, Scott a former victor of the Tour Championship the year before the FedEx Cup began in 2007.

McIlroy's reaction said it all as the ball clipped the hole after an enormous 210 yard shot.

Day followed a Sunday 68 with a closing 67 to rise into a tie for 15th at seven back.

Sep 5, 2016; Norton, MA, USA; Paul Casey hits his tee shot on the 5th hole during the final round of the 2016 Deutsche Bank Championship golf tournament at TPC of Boston.

A new putter, a new putting coach, and suddenly he looks like the McIlroy of old.

Casey was trying to win on the PGA Tour for the first time since 2009. I just had to do something with the putting. "I really want to help Europe make it four wins in a row". McIlroy also switched putters last week at Bethpage Black, though he was at the bottom of the pack in putting.

"If I wasn't in the gym, I wouldn't be sitting here".

McIlroy, who finished at 15-under 269, moves back to No. 3 in the world.

Since that is a course where he won in 2012, he will feel confident he can do enough to stay in the top five of the FedEx standings for the final event and in touching distance of the $10mn overall prize. "I found something", he said.

"It is fantastic to think how I started this tournament, and then all of a sudden I'm standing here with a trophy".

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