Date: September 04, 2012
Author: Omnisport

McIlroy too good in Boston as Scott finishes strongly

Rory McIlroy produced a brilliant final round to claim the Deutsche Bank Championship, while Australia&aposs Adam Scott finished strongly to register a share of seventh place. McIlroy carded a four-under par round of 67 at the Tournament Players Club in Boston to overhaul South Africa&aposs Louis Oosthuizen at the top of the leaderboard and pick up his third win of the year. The Northern Irishman started the final day three shots behind Oosthuizen, but picked up five birdies in his opening eight holes to quickly move to the lead. A double bogey six by Oosthuizen at the par-four fifth proved pivotal to the final outcome as McIlroy took control of proceedings and held his nerve over the final holes to take the trophy. Oosthuizen missed the chance to force a playoff at the last when his birdie attempt went wide, leaving McIlroy to tap in for par and a one-shot victory at 20-under par. Former world number one Tiger Woods was alone in third place at 18 under, while American duo Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson shared fourth place a further four strokes back. But all the honours were with McIlroy as the 23-year-old leapt back to the top of the FedExCup points standings as the playoffs head into the final two events. “I didn&apost finish it off the way I would&aposve liked, but I&aposm happy to get my third victory of the year,” McIlroy said. “It&aposs good to get a victory in these playoffs. It sets me up in a good position for the next two weeks.” American Nick Watney holds second place in the standings ahead of the BMW Championship at Crooked Stick later this week, with Woods, Brandt Snedeker and Oosthuizen rounding out the top five. Scott&aposs closing round of 66 was good enough to catapult him up the leaderboard and into a share of seventh place at 12 under, while compatriot John Senden was another three shots back in outright 12th. Fellow Australians Greg Chalmers, Marc Leishman, Geoff Ogilvy, Aaron Baddeley and Jason Day finished well back, with Baddeley and Day missing out on a spot at the final two events of the playoffs. Click for LIVE SCORES