Rory McIlroy took advantage of a fairly disappointing day by Louis Oosthuizen to take the victory at the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston. McIlroy shot 4-under on Monday to jump the three-shot lead that Oosthuizen held heading into the final round, with the South African barely missing his final putt in an attempt to force a playoff.
McIlroy started off his day in tremendous fashion, 4-under after the front nine and holding a two-shot lead heading into the final two holes. He would stumble a bit with a bogey on 17 before recovering from a poor tee shot on 18 to salvage par. McIlroy came close to winning the tournament outright with a long putt on 18 that came to rest just centimeters outside the cup.
Tiger Woods did his best to challenge the leaders with a 5-under final round, hitting four birdies on the front nine and playing generally mistake-free golf for most of the day. Tiger had a shot at an eagle on the par-5 18th, yet pushed his putt just wide to stay two shots back of the lead.
With his third-place finish, Tiger became the first player in PGA Tour history to pass the $100 million career earnings mark.
Oosthuizen held a three-shot lead before the final round, yet a double bogey on the front nine - while McIlroy was charging up the leaderboard behind him - seemed to rattle the South African a bit. Oosthuizen would struggle in the final two holes, bogeying both 17 and 18.
The win catapulted McIlroy to the top of the FedEx Cup leaderboard, with Tiger Woods holding on to third. Oosthuizen jumped 16 spots in the standings to No. 5.
Texas native Hunter Mahan was even on the day, finishing in the top 40 on the leaderboard at 3-under on the tournament.