Deutsche Bank Championship, World number one Rory Wins. September 03 2012
Rory McIlroy/Stan Badz/PGA Tour
World number one Rory McIlroy won the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston by just one shot from Louis Oosthuizen, Rory shot a last round of -4 under par, 67 for tournament total 0f -20, while Louis could not improve on his overnight score of -19 under par, finishing his last round at even par. Rory stumbled a bit over the closing holes but hung on for victory;
" I didn’t finish it off the way I would’ve liked, but I’m happy to get my third victory of the year.It’s good to get a victory in these Playoffs. It sets me up in a good position for the next two weeks. Obviously delighted to get my fifth win on the PGA Tour, third win this year, second win in the last three events. Yeah, today was great, going out with a three-shot deficit. I just wanted to get off to a good solid start and maybe put Louis under a little bit of pressure. I was able to do that playing the first holes 3-under, and we both made a couple of mistakes on the fifth hole, but he made a 6 to my 5, so I was able to take advantage of that a little bit. I think the good start set me up for a solid back nine. There was a couple of shots on the back nine; I well, I won't take back now, but if I could have then, I would have. But still managed to do enough, and as I said, delighted to get this win, delighted to go to No.1 in the FedEx Cup, sets me up for a great next couple weeks. So overall just very pleased."
Louis Oosthuizen was displeased with his front nine today, 37 strokes, especially as he whizzed through them in just 29 shots yesterday, but is happy with his placing in the play-offs;
"Felt like I shot a 47, the 17th hole cost me. It’s a great spot for the next two tournaments, I’m more happy that I’m playing really well and I’ve got the game back the way I want it to be. It’ll be great going into the next weekend in the finals. Should be good fun."
Tiger Woods finished alone in third spot at 18 under par for the tournament and just two strokes behind winner Rory McIlroy, by finishing in solo third place, Tiger becomes the first golfer ever to win $100 million in career earnings. Although Tiger still hasn’t won as many career events as Sam Snead, who won a record 82 Tour events. He said of Sam Snead;
" I've won fewer tournaments than Sam Snead had, obviously he was in a different era. It’s just that we happened to time it up right and happened to play well when the purses really had a nice spike up. My game is starting to come around, I’m pleased with the progress I made this week and really pleased with the way I rolled it. I hit so many good putts all week-long, so that’s a positive. I certainly had my looks, I drove it really well on the back nine and just didn’t hit it close enough at all. The only one I stuffed there was at 17, I missed that one. The goal was to at least get to 20 playing the last hole and give myself an option to go 21 or 22. I thought that might be good enough to get into a playoff."
Phil Mickelson had a good tournament;
" This was a good week for me because the last couple of weeks I've started to kind of piece my game back together. The irons have been good, putter is getting to where I want it to be, and I've been driving the ball well. So the pieces are finally there. Even though I didn't put myself in a position to make a run at the leaders, my game feels like it's back, and I'm ready to start competing here in the next couple, and I'm going to see if I can get one of the next two. I've hit a lot of good iron shots. My distance control has been really good. I feel good with my game now. I'm putting the ball in play when I need to, my speed is coming back, and the last thing that feels really good is the putter. It's taken some of the anxiety out of it, making all of the short ones, and my speed and touch has been the best it's been."
So, now its on to the BMW.