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Top-ranked McIlroy rallies for Mass. win

Sept. 3, 2012 at 6:55 PM   |   Comments

NORTON, Mass., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Rory McIlroy rallied from two shots down to close with his second straight round of 4-under-par 67 Monday, winning the Deutsche Bank Championship.

McIlroy, who trailed Louis Oosthuizen by two shots going into Monday's final round, vaulted past the South African to finish at 20-under-par 264 -- good for a one-shot margin of victory.

It was the Northern Ireland native's third triumph of the season and the fifth of his career, boosting him to the top of the FedExCup standings with two PGA Tour playoff events remaining.

Oosthuizen fell to an even-par 71, ending up in sole possession of second at minus-19. The 2010 British Open winner came up short in his bid for a second career title.

Tiger Woods (66) claimed third at 18-under 266, while Dustin Johnson (70) and Phil Mickelson (66) shared fourth at minus-14.

Mickelson's performance was his best since tying for third at the Masters.

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