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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, holds the trophy after winning the Deutsche Bank Championship PGA golf tournament at TPC Boston in Norton, Mass., Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, holds the trophy after winning the Deutsche Bank Championship PGA golf tournament at TPC Boston in Norton, Mass., Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Michael Dwyer

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, holds the trophy after winning the Deutsche Bank Championship PGA golf tournament at TPC Boston

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, holds the trophy after winning the Deutsche Bank Championship PGA golf tournament at TPC Boston

Michael Dwyer

NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 03:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland reacts after a putt during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 3, 2012 in Norton, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 03: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland reacts after a putt during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 3, 2012 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Warren Little

NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 03:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland holds up the trophy after winning the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 3, 2012 in Norton, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 03: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland holds up the trophy after winning the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 3, 2012 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Warren Little

NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 03:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland holds up the trophy after winning the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 3, 2012 in Norton, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 03: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland holds up the trophy after winning the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 3, 2012 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Warren Little

NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 03:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland reacts after a putt on the 18th green before winning the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 3, 2012 in Norton, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 03: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland reacts after a putt on the 18th green before winning the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 3, 2012 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Jim Rogash

NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 03:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland holds up the trophy after winning the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 3, 2012 in Norton, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 03: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland holds up the trophy after winning the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 3, 2012 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Jim Rogash

NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 03:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland holds up the trophy after winning the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 3, 2012 in Norton, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 03: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland holds up the trophy after winning the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 3, 2012 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Warren Little

NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 03:  Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa reacts after missing a putt on the 18th green to force a playoff with Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 3, 2012 in Norton, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 03: Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa reacts after missing a putt on the 18th green to force a playoff with Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 3, 2012 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Jim Rogash

NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 03:  (L) Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa shakes hands with Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland after McIlroy defeats Oosthuizen by one-stroke to win the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 3, 2012 in Norton, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 03: (L) Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa shakes hands with Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland after McIlroy defeats Oosthuizen by one-stroke to win the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 3, 2012 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Jim Rogash

NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 03:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland reacts after winning the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 3, 2012 in Norton, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 03: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland reacts after winning the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 3, 2012 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Warren Little

NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 03:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits the ball during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 3, 2012 in Norton, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 03: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits the ball during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 3, 2012 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Warren Little

NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 03:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland tees off on the ninth hole during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 3, 2012 in Norton, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 03: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland tees off on the ninth hole during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 3, 2012 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Warren Little

NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 03:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland walks up the second fairway with caddie J.P. Fitzgerald during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 3, 2012 in Norton, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 03: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland walks up the second fairway with caddie J.P. Fitzgerald during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 3, 2012 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Warren Little

Rory McIlroy poses for photographers with the championship trophy after the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament on the Ocean Course of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort in Kiawah Island, S.C., Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Rory McIlroy poses for photographers with the championship trophy after the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament on the Ocean Course of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort in Kiawah Island, S.C., Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Chuck Burton

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland kisses the championships trophy for photographers after the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament on the Ocean Course of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort in Kiawah Island, S.C., Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland kisses the championships trophy for photographers after the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament on the Ocean Course of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort in Kiawah Island, S.C., Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Chuck Burton

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hugs his father Gerry McIlroy after the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament on the Ocean Course of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort in Kiawah Island, S.C., Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hugs his father Gerry McIlroy after the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament on the Ocean Course of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort in Kiawah Island, S.C., Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Chuck Burton

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses for photographers with the championship trophy after the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament on the Ocean Course of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort in Kiawah Island, S.C., Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012.(AP Photo/John Raoux)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses for photographers with the championship trophy after the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament on the Ocean Course of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort in Kiawah Island, S.C., Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012.(AP Photo/John Raoux)

John Raoux

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland reacts to his victory after a birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament on the Ocean Course of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort in Kiawah Island, S.C., Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland reacts to his victory after a birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament on the Ocean Course of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort in Kiawah Island, S.C., Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Evan Vucci

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland reacts to his victory after a birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament on the Ocean Course of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort in Kiawah Island, S.C., Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland reacts to his victory after a birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament on the Ocean Course of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort in Kiawah Island, S.C., Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Evan Vucci

KIAWAH ISLAND, SC - AUGUST 12:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits out of the sand on the tenth hole during the Final Round of the 94th PGA Championship at the Ocean Course on August 12, 2012 in Kiawah Island, South Carolina.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

KIAWAH ISLAND, SC - AUGUST 12: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits out of the sand on the tenth hole during the Final Round of the 94th PGA Championship at the Ocean Course on August 12, 2012 in Kiawah Island, South Carolina. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Jonathan Ferrey

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, looks over his putt on the 11th green during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament on the Ocean Course of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort in Kiawah Island, S.C., Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, looks over his putt on the 11th green during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament on the Ocean Course of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort in Kiawah Island, S.C., Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Chuck Burton

KIAWAH ISLAND, SC - AUGUST 12:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits off the ninth tee during the Final Round of the 94th PGA Championship at the Ocean Course on August 12, 2012 in Kiawah Island, South Carolina.  (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

KIAWAH ISLAND, SC - AUGUST 12: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits off the ninth tee during the Final Round of the 94th PGA Championship at the Ocean Course on August 12, 2012 in Kiawah Island, South Carolina. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

David Cannon

KIAWAH ISLAND, SC - AUGUST 12:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland waves after a putt on the eighth green during the Final Round of the 94th PGA Championship at the Ocean Course on August 12, 2012 in Kiawah Island, South Carolina.  (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

KIAWAH ISLAND, SC - AUGUST 12: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland waves after a putt on the eighth green during the Final Round of the 94th PGA Championship at the Ocean Course on August 12, 2012 in Kiawah Island, South Carolina. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

David Cannon

KIAWAH ISLAND, SC - AUGUST 12: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland waves after a birdie putt on the seventh green during the Final Round of the 94th PGA Championship at the Ocean Course on August 12, 2012 in Kiawah Island, South Carolina.  (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

KIAWAH ISLAND, SC - AUGUST 12: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland waves after a birdie putt on the seventh green during the Final Round of the 94th PGA Championship at the Ocean Course on August 12, 2012 in Kiawah Island, South Carolina. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

David Cannon

KIAWAH ISLAND, SC - AUGUST 12:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland waves after hitting out of the sand on the tenth hole during the Final Round of the 94th PGA Championship at the Ocean Course on August 12, 2012 in Kiawah Island, South Carolina.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

KIAWAH ISLAND, SC - AUGUST 12: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland waves after hitting out of the sand on the tenth hole during the Final Round of the 94th PGA Championship at the Ocean Course on August 12, 2012 in Kiawah Island, South Carolina. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Jonathan Ferrey

KIAWAH ISLAND, SC - AUGUST 12: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits out of the sand on the tenth hole during the Final Round of the 94th PGA Championship at the Ocean Course on August 12, 2012 in Kiawah Island, South Carolina.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

KIAWAH ISLAND, SC - AUGUST 12: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits out of the sand on the tenth hole during the Final Round of the 94th PGA Championship at the Ocean Course on August 12, 2012 in Kiawah Island, South Carolina. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Jonathan Ferrey

Rory McIlroy is close to sealing his second major title

Rory McIlroy is close to sealing his second major title

Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19:  Fans watch the play of Rory McIlroy during the final round of the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19: Fans watch the play of Rory McIlroy during the final round of the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Jamie Squire

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses with the trophy after his eight-stroke victory on the 18th green during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses with the trophy after his eight-stroke victory on the 18th green during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Jamie Squire

Rory McIlroy kisses the trophy after his eight-stroke victory on the 18th green during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland

Rory McIlroy kisses the trophy after his eight-stroke victory on the 18th green during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland

Andrew Redington

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses with the trophy for photographers after his eight-stroke victory on the 18th green during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses with the trophy for photographers after his eight-stroke victory on the 18th green during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Rob Carr

Fans at Rory McIlroy's home club in Holywood watch their hero win the US Open

Fans at Rory McIlroy's home club in Holywood watch their hero win the US Open

Fans at Rory McIlroy's home club in Holywood watch their hero win the US Open

Fans at Rory McIlroy's home club in Holywood watch their hero win the US Open

Fans at Rory McIlroy's home club in Holywood watch their hero win the US Open

Fans at Rory McIlroy's home club in Holywood watch their hero win the US Open

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses with the trophy after his eight-stroke victory on the 18th green during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland.  (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses with the trophy after his eight-stroke victory on the 18th green during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

David Cannon

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland speaks with the media after his eight-stroke during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland.  (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland speaks with the media after his eight-stroke during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Andrew Redington

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates his eight-stroke with caddie J.P. Fitzgerald victory on the 18th green to win during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland.  (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates his eight-stroke with caddie J.P. Fitzgerald victory on the 18th green to win during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

David Cannon

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses with the trophy after his eight-stroke victory on the 18th green during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland.  (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses with the trophy after his eight-stroke victory on the 18th green during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

David Cannon

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses with the trophy after his eight-stroke victory on the 18th green during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland.  (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses with the trophy after his eight-stroke victory on the 18th green during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

David Cannon

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses with the trophy after his eight-stroke victory on the 18th green during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland.  (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses with the trophy after his eight-stroke victory on the 18th green during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

David Cannon

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates his eight-stroke victory on the 18th green to win during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates his eight-stroke victory on the 18th green to win during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Rob Carr

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates his eight-stroke victory on the 18th green to win during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates his eight-stroke victory on the 18th green to win during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Jamie Squire

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland watches his tee shot on the second hole during the final round of the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland.  (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland watches his tee shot on the second hole during the final round of the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Andrew Redington

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland walks to the 18th green with his caddie J.P. Fitzgerald during the final round of the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland walks to the 18th green with his caddie J.P. Fitzgerald during the final round of the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Rob Carr

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland takes his putter from his caddie J.P. Fitzgerald on the 13th hole during the final round of the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland takes his putter from his caddie J.P. Fitzgerald on the 13th hole during the final round of the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Jamie Squire

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland (R) celebrates his eight-stroke victory with his father Gerry McIlroy (L) on the 18th green during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland.  (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland (R) celebrates his eight-stroke victory with his father Gerry McIlroy (L) on the 18th green during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Ross Kinnaird

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses with the trophy for photographers after his eight-stroke victory on the 18th green during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses with the trophy for photographers after his eight-stroke victory on the 18th green during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Chris Trotman

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses with the trophy after his eight-stroke victory on the 18th green during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland.  (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses with the trophy after his eight-stroke victory on the 18th green during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

David Cannon

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses with the trophy after his eight-stroke victory on the 18th green during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland.  (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses with the trophy after his eight-stroke victory on the 18th green during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Andrew Redington

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates his eight-stroke victory on the 18th green to win during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates his eight-stroke victory on the 18th green to win during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Jamie Squire

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland walks to the 18th green with his caddie J.P. Fitzgerald during the final round of the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland.  (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland walks to the 18th green with his caddie J.P. Fitzgerald during the final round of the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Ross Kinnaird

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19:  Golf fans cheer as Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates his eight-stroke victory on the 18th green to win during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19: Golf fans cheer as Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates his eight-stroke victory on the 18th green to win during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Chris Trotman

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland watches a putt on the 18th hole during the final round of the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland.  (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland watches a putt on the 18th hole during the final round of the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Andrew Redington

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates his eight-stroke victory on the 18th green to win during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland.  (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates his eight-stroke victory on the 18th green to win during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

David Cannon

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses with the trophy after his eight-stroke victory on the 18th green during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland.  (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses with the trophy after his eight-stroke victory on the 18th green during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Andrew Redington

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses with the trophy after his eight-stroke victory on the 18th green during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland.  (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses with the trophy after his eight-stroke victory on the 18th green during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Andrew Redington

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland kisses the trophy after his eight-stroke victory on the 18th green during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland kisses the trophy after his eight-stroke victory on the 18th green during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Jamie Squire

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, holds the trophy after winning the Deutsche Bank Championship PGA golf tournament at TPC Boston in Norton, Mass., Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Rory McIlroy overturned a three-shot final-round deficit to squeeze past South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen and win the Deutsche Bank Championship by one stroke at TPC Boston in Norton, Massachusetts.

The world number one's final-round 67 gave him victory with a 20-under-par total of 264, just ahead of former Open champion Oosthuizen, whose late surge was not quite enough as he finished with a 71.

McIlroy, who won the PGA Championship by a record eight strokes three weeks ago, had made a blistering start to his final-day challenge with three birdies in his first four holes.

The 23-year-old Northern Irishman was fortunate to pull back on the fifth hole when his bogey five beat a costly double-bogey by Oosthuizen, who fell further behind when McIlroy birdied the sixth and eighth.

A run of seven straight pars from Oosthuizen promised little before birdies on the 13th and 15th hauled him back within a single stroke. After both bogeyed the 17th, pars on the last were enough to give McIlroy the title.

Tiger Woods shot a strong five-under-par final round of 66 to finish just one shot behind Oosthuizen on 18 under - four shots clear of Phil Mickelson, who also finished with a 66, and Ryder Cup hopeful Dustin Johnson (70).

Lee Westwood's three-under-par 68 left him with an eight-under total of 276, while Luke Donald and Ernie Els both shot disappointing 70s to finish on five-under 279.

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