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Rory McIlroy in stunning win at Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston

Published 05/09/2016

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses with the trophy during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 5, 2016 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses with the trophy during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 5, 2016 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses with the trophy during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 5, 2016 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses with the trophy during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 5, 2016 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 05: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland reacts to his shot on the 14th tee during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 5, 2016 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 05: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays his shot from the 16th tee during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 5, 2016 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 05: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland acknowledges the crowd on the 16th green during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 5, 2016 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 05: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays his shot from the 16th tee during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 5, 2016 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 05: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays a shot on the 14th hole during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 5, 2016 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 05: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays a shot on the 17th hole during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 5, 2016 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 05: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays a shot on the 17th hole during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 5, 2016 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 05: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays a shot on the 14th hole during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 5, 2016 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 05: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland reacts to his shot on the 14th hole during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 5, 2016 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 05: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland reacts after his putt on the 17th green during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 5, 2016 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 05: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland acknowledges the crowd on the 17th green during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 5, 2016 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 05: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland putts on the 17th green during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 5, 2016 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 05: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland putts on the 17th green during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 5, 2016 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 05: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland lines up a putt on the 17th green during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 5, 2016 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 05: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland reacts to his shot on the 14th tee during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 5, 2016 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 05: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays his shot from the 14th tee during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 5, 2016 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 05: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays his shot from the 14th tee during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 5, 2016 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 05: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays a shot from a bunker on the 17th hole during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 5, 2016 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 05: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays his shot from the 14th tee during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 5, 2016 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 05: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays a shot from a bunker on the 17th hole during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 5, 2016 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 05: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays his shot from the 15th tee during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 5, 2016 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 05: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland reacts to his shot from the 15th tee during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 5, 2016 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 05: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland walks on on the 16th green during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 5, 2016 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 05: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays his shot from the 15th tee during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 5, 2016 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 05: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland watches his shot on the 16th green during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 5, 2016 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 05: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland putts on the 16th green during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 5, 2016 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 05: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland watches his shot on the 16th green during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 5, 2016 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 05: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland watches his shot on the 16th green during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 5, 2016 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 05: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland waits on the 16th green during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 5, 2016 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 05: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland acknowledges the crowd on the 16th green during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 5, 2016 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 05: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland watches his shot on the 16th green during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 5, 2016 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 05: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland watches his shot on the 16th green during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 5, 2016 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, tees off on the third hole during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship golf tournament in Norton, Mass., Monday, Sept. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 05: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays his shot from the ninth tee during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 5, 2016 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, holds up his ball after putting out on the second hole during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship golf tournament in Norton, Mass., Monday, Sept. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 05: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays his shot from the ninth tee during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 5, 2016 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 05: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays a shot from a bunker on the seventh hole during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 5, 2016 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 05: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland acknowledges the crowd on the fourth green during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 5, 2016 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 05: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays a shot from a bunker on the seventh hole during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 5, 2016 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 05: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland acknowledges the crowd on the fourth green during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 5, 2016 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 05: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays his shot from the fifth tee during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 5, 2016 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 05: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays his shot from the fifth tee during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 5, 2016 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 05: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays his shot from the fifth tee during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 5, 2016 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Rory McIlroy has won the Deutsche Bank Championship.

McIlroy dramatically overturned a six-shot final-round deficit to win by two strokes from Paul Casey.

Northern Ireland's McIlroy maintained momentum after his third-round 66 by shooting a superb six-under-par 65 to finish on 15 under at TPC Boston and overhaul overnight leader Casey in the process.

Casey, who began the day with a three-shot lead on 15 under, had to settle for second after carding a two-over-par 73.

US PGA Championship winner Jimmy Walker finished third on 12 under after a second successive 70 while Adam Scott ended with three straight birdies to match McIlroy's 65 and take fourth on 11 under.

Patrick Reed, who tied for fifth with Fabian Gomez, retained the overall lead in the FedExCup standings.

McIlroy was four over after the first three holes of his first round, but his recovery after that poor start was outstanding.

The world number five's bunker play was brilliant on Monday, while his putting, a cause of frustration in the recent past, was solid.

He got into his stride with a birdie at the second and picked up further shots at the fourth, seventh, eighth and ninth to reach the turn in 31.

Another birdie at the 12th gave him the outright lead for the first time and, although he gave a shot back at the 17th, he finished positively with a four at the par-five 18th.

Casey began badly with bogeys at the second and fifth and could not keep pace. He did birdie the seventh, but missed a short par putt at the 11th and dropped another shot at 14.

He had an eagle putt at the last to force a play-off, but ended up parring the hole.

McIlroy, who shot 19 under for his final 69 holes, told Sky Sports: "From three holes in - four over par - there were a lot of things going through my mind, and one of them was not winning this tournament.

"So 69 holes later - I played some great golf and holed some great putts. I'm just really proud of myself, how I hung in there on the first day and then got some momentum on Saturday. Then I just went with it.

"It's nice to get that first win in the States this year and hopefully I can take this momentum into the next couple of weeks and ultimately the Ryder Cup."

McIlroy is projected to rise 34 places to fourth in the FedExCup standings behind Reed, Jason Day and Dustin Johnson. The top 70 in the standings now move forward to the BMW Championship at Crooked Stick next week.

Olympic champion Justin Rose, who began the day level with McIlroy on nine under, fell away badly after an eight-over-par 79, thanks largely to two triple bogeys on the back nine. He finished in a tie for 57th, but has still done enough to move on to the next event.

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