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  Rory McIlroy roars back to winning form

Rory McIlroy roars back to winning form

AFP
Published : Sep 7, 2016, 6:03 am IST
Updated : Sep 7, 2016, 6:03 am IST

Rory McIlroy shot a superb six-under-par 65 to end his 16-month PGA Tour title drought with victory in the Deutsche Bank Championship golf on Monday.

Rory McIlroy shot a superb six-under-par 65 to end his 16-month PGA Tour title drought with victory in the Deutsche Bank Championship golf on Monday.

The Northern Ireland star laid the foundations for a two-stroke victory over England’s Paul Casey with a bewitching front nine performance, sinking five birdies to be five under at the turn.

Two more birdies and a bogey on the back nine at TPC Boston sealed a deserved win for the 27-year-old, whose last win on the PGA Tour came at the Wells Fargo Championship in May 2015.

The win earned McIlroy another $1.53 million and will see him move up to third in the next set of world rankings.

It also catapulted him from 38th to fourth place in the standings for the lucrative FedExCup post-season series.

The win completed a remarkable turnaround for McIlroy, who had got off to a disastrous start in his opening round on Friday to be four over par after his first three holes.

“It’s amazing in this game how things can change so quickly,” McIlroy said.

“From three holes in - four over par — there were a lot of things going through my mind, and one of them was not winning this tournament,” he added.

Location: United States, Massachusetts, Boston