Rory McIlroy needed some help from playing partner Louis Oosthuizen, but held on for a one-shot victory at the Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday. The tournament, played at TPC Boston in Norton, Massachusetts, is the second leg of the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup playoffs.
McIlroy shot a final round 4-under par 67, for a 20 under par total of 264, to edge Oosthuizen, the third round leader, who could only manage a even-par 71 in the final round.
Tiger Woods fired a bogey-free final round 66 to finish third at -18, two back of McIlroy.
McIlroy reduced the South African’s three shot 54-hole lead to a single shot with birdies on two and three. After the final pair both birdied the short par-4 fourth, McIlroy pulled even on the fifth when he bogied but Oosthuizen made double.
The world number one took the lead for good on the very next hole, with a birdie on the par-4 sixth.
The 23-year old Irishman increased the lead to three with birdies on eight and 12, but the 2010 Open Champion wouldn’t ...