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DEUTSCHE BANK CHAMPIONSHIP / September 2016, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
McIlroy claims his first PGA title in 16 months

With a new putting coach, Phil Kenyon and a new putter, the old Rory McIlroy is back. He made seven birdies and closed with a 6-under par to make up a six-shot deficit and win the Deutsche Bank Championship. This was the 20th victory of his career worldwide and his first this year on the PGA Tour. This win has moved him to No.4 in the FedExCup Playoff standings going into the third leg, the BMW Championship. Post his win the champion said, “Six shots behind the lead, I didn’t know what I needed to do today. I just knew I wanted to go out and play a good round of golf and hopefully that was going to be enough. It’s just incredible, this game, how quickly things can change and how quickly things can turn around”. Overnight leader Paul Casey was clearly disappointed to come in second but he was positive after the finish and said “I played some great golf and I really feel like I’m trending in a really strong, positive way. The win is not too far away, whether it’s the end of this year or whether it’s next year. But I feel good about the game”.

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